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Burton Barr Central Library

1221 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1820
+1 602-262-4636
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went to a seminar at the library, Got stuck in the elevator for over 20 minutes. wouldnt get that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Temporarily close for repairs

The main library sustained severe damage and will be closed until June 2018. There are many... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Susan T
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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A library for the space age, this five-story cube of steel and glass is clad in ribbed copper sheeting and sunshine.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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1221 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1820
Central City
+1 602-262-4636
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Reviewed 1 week ago

went to a seminar at the library, Got stuck in the elevator for over 20 minutes. wouldnt get that elevator again.

Thank williamfF5577OT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The main library sustained severe damage and will be closed until June 2018. There are many branches that have added additional hours and have a large assortment of books, magazines, and videos. They have computers and lots of special programming.

Thank Susan T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Burton Barr Public Library has a huge selection books and vidio tapes ans well as computers for public use....and there is lovely assitance when needed

Thank ballyverde
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good place to study - IF you can reserve a private room. Otherwise, you will hear all sorts of schizophrenic arguments from the local homeless population that hangs out here in the summers to beat the heat. I personally don't care about it, but for...More

Thank chubblestein
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I understand it had some rain damage recently and I havent been since but hopefully it has been cleared up. Great location. Wonderful selection and occasionally has events there as well

Thank John O
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Really beautiful local Library, that lacks for nothing. However, it is presently closed until 2018 due to sever storm damage from portions of the roof collapsing. Truly worth a visit when they re-open next year.

Thank Cathy M
Reviewed 28 August 2017

the library system in Phoenix is a nice one with many new large buildings that are well thought out with areas for everyone from the kiddies to teens to areas filled with CD and videos for the entertainment lovers to computers for those trying to...More

Thank Paula O
Reviewed 24 July 2017

The Phoenix public library is just north of downtown near the art museum and has free public parking. The top floor has a large reading room with great views of downtown and interesting ocular windows above the columns. The rest of the library is pretty...More

Thank jjctraveler
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Many varied lectures, performances, craft sessions, displays and exhibits are put on at this well-regarded center in Phoenix. There is plenty of parking, signage is excellent and the programs on offer are top-notch. Every age from tiny children to seniors are catered for.

Thank sjgiants
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Multiple floors with virtually everything you want/need in a library. I especially love reserving a study room. Wish it were a little cleaner, but there are so many people here, I guess it's hard to keep up!

Thank breezy779
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