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Address: 715 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702-7123
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A modern library with lots of assistance

For anyone who thinks libraries are a thing of the past, I highly recommend a visit to the Boise Public Library. It has it all, and there is always assistance at hand when you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Kitty F
Boise, Idaho, United States
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Boise, Idaho, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For anyone who thinks libraries are a thing of the past, I highly recommend a visit to the Boise Public Library. It has it all, and there is always assistance at hand when you need help. In 2002 I wrote a book, and the research librarian was always most helpful in finding resources I needed. Stop and relax, find something... More 

Thank Kitty F
Pensacola, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

We needed to print our boarding passes and everyone was very helpful. Husband spent 1/2 looking over excellent computer book section. Computer section organized very well and they were very helpful figuring out how to sign-up and pay for print copies. Great location by the river and found a parking place without problems.

Thank FloridagirlP-cola
Boise, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

The Friends of the Boise Public Library (FOBPL) hold a weekend sale twice a year. The Fall sale just ended today and there were so many fantastic books and holiday items at ridiculously low prices -- what an awesome event. The shoppers are an interesting mix of professional shoppers (own bookstores or a side business), teachers, avid readers, and those... More 

Thank StuartGustafson
Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I love the library, despite it resembling a homeless shelter at times. I mainly check out graphic novels and collected editions. Who ever buys the comics over there has great taste. As an additional bonus, they sell a bunch of them at the Boise Comic con every year, which they put on, and which is awesome.

Thank Abe T
Boise, Idaho
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is my go to place when I can't remember the title of a book only what it is about. Someone on the staff always knows. The Library is also up on the most current titles for youth. They also have a great collection of graphic novels, books on CD and large selection of books to check out. Did I... More 

Thank HikerStan
Boise, Idaho
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I'm a huge fan of the Boise Public Libraries. From the exclamation point to all that they offer. Books, yes, but so much more. 3D printers, robots you can check out, Comicon, game night, the list goes on. If you live in Boise and don't take advantage of the libraries, you're missing out!

Thank VagabondingWithKids
Boise, Idaho
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

I needed somewhere to work on few personal things on my computer the other day and decided to give the library a try. There were a bunch of people there! I was kind of hoping to have a little more space to myself, but was able to log onto the internet for a couple hours that I needed it and... More 

Thank cmck49
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The Boise Downtown Library is first rate. I love going in there and seeing what the Staff Picks are as well as what's new. The hold service is just amazing and free. I can request a hold and if it's checked in, it's waiting for me in a couple of days. Easy! This review does not do justice to how... More 

Thank Jenny L
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Dear Boise: Do you know how fortunate you are, to have the library you have? Travelers: if your envelope with the map to your hotel got lost/ blown away, come recoup a printout upstairs in the tech center like we did, and meanwhile be amazed at their '3-D printer' their cardholders can use! There might be a queue for using... More 

Thank mleb160174
Sun Prairie
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186 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We didn't stop in, but walked by. We were intrigued by the name, Library! It just screams for you to come in and check things out.

Thank jackm0use

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