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Santa Fe Public Library

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Address: 145 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2016
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+1 505-984-6780

Find out more about the history, culture and art of the Southwest by...

Find out more about the history, culture and art of the Southwest by browsing this library's rich collection of books and periodicals, or attend special events such as storytelling and interactive learning exhibits geared to the entire family.

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Very nice public library

This downtown branch of the library, just a block or so from the Plaza, has a real hometown feel. The staff is very helpful and the collection is varied and in good order. I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 January 2017
Robert S
Lawrence, Kansas
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Lawrence, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This downtown branch of the library, just a block or so from the Plaza, has a real hometown feel. The staff is very helpful and the collection is varied and in good order. I especially like the magazine swapping section just inside the front doors. it makes me feel at home.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

The downtown library is full of homeless people who tie up the computers all day and evening, so that local residents and visitors have very limited access. Other parts of the library are fine; quiet and pleasant. The southside branch is a modern, light and bright facility with quiet reading areas with a lot of natural light. Here, the computer... More 

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Iowa City, IA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

Loved the Southwestern Reading Room, very elegant and tons of resources. The beautiful tables and art make it an grand place to rest and renew away from the hustle and bustle of the Plaza. It's a way to explore authors and artists of NM and all of the Southwest.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

This is a feel-good place, as comfortable as a pair of well-worn slippers, and equally as inviting. We stopped here to visit the part of the library that handles book sales and walked away with some prized reads. It is a small part of the library but well worth the visit. So much of the library welcomes you. The upper... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2014

If you're killing time in Santa Fe, the local library is worth a quick visit. I was disappointed to find that I wasn allowed to remove a book even though I was in town for a week and owned a Chicago library card as well.

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Littleton, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2014

I used to work in a library so I like to visit libraries when I'm in a different state or city. This is a well stocked, quiet, and inviting library. The staff was kind and informative.

Thank KJHA1
Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

I really appreciate and like the Santa Fe Public Library. The system works really well and the staff I've met have been outstanding folks. The on-line catalog and system for finding, reserving and renewing materials, works quite well. I rate the downtown library a 3 only because of parking. Between the lack of spaces, the fact that it is all... More 

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Santa Fe, NM
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

Cool building - check out the reading room on the first floor. Very conducive to sitting and enjoying a book.

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

The library is right next to the hotel we stayed at, Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe. The area is very touristy, but I found lacking in things for children to do. Thankfully this was just a few steps away. It is a beautiful library with the children's area being upstairs. I was able to read a few books to my... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2013

I love all libraries, and go frequently. Main library is now being repainted outside (finally). The LaFarge branch is in near or a total remodel and smells. The Southside Library on Jaguar is new and beautiful, but a bit out of the way for most people.

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