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Very good building and collection

The Peabody Library is part of the Peabody Music Institute. The Library has a big room showing the... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2017
Charleston SC

If you are looking for a great place to have a wedding look no further than the library. Great... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2017
Bel Air, Maryland
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

The Peabody Library is part of the Peabody Music Institute. The Library has a big room showing the stacks of books and overlooking other Institute buildings. There is a historical museum part with a useful Edgar Allan Poe collection. The Library is in Mt. Vernon...More

1  Thank george579
Reviewed 25 January 2017

It looks like the numerous photo you have probably come across and there is not much else to see. There was a room with exhibits that seem to change as well. currently a display on EA Poe. the library has limited opening hours for purposes...More

Thank Christopher F
Reviewed 23 January 2017

If you are looking for a great place to have a wedding look no further than the library. Great venue.

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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

You have seen the photos, so you already know why you need to go. The building is stunning, the staff is so lovely, and the collections on the first floor are really interesting to browse. Also, card catalogs. You guys. It is so nice to...More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 18 November 2016

This is an old library that is now part of the Hopkins' University music school. There is an auditorium where they perform jazz concerts. Worth a stop if you're in the neighborhood to check out the history.

Thank Kate0768
Reviewed 10 November 2016

My grandmother is a graduate of the Peabody School of Music and we recently took a tour of the library. The place is gorgeous!

Thank emelliott3
Reviewed 30 October 2016

You cannot tell how beautiful the interior of the library is from the outside. Go inside and be amazed as you are surrounded by thousands of books in a spacious 5-story room with detailed ornamentation and lighting that draws your eyes upwards. If you love...More

Thank Vernon E
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This beautiful building holds over 300,000 books belonging to George Peabody. None can be taken out however. Exhibitions are held in a downstairs gallery that are worthwhile.

Thank Carole S
Reviewed 25 October 2016

.....there were spectacular buildings built and awe-inspiring spaces created to house, safe-guard, respect and honor the written word. This is one of those spaces. You can come, spend a few minutes, and be thrilled. Or, if researching, spend a lifetime.

Thank differentname
Reviewed 24 October 2016

As a librarian I just had to visit the Peabody Library and I was not disappointed. We were so lucky to be there during the Edgar Allan Poe Exhibit. It was terrific and the library is beautiful.

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18 January 2016|
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Response from Hans M | Reviewed this property |
Typically: Closed Sat & Sun Mon - Thur 9-5 Fri 9-3 But always wise to check online.
17 March 2015|
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Response from Cynthia F | Reviewed this property |
There are librarians there. Perhaps if you call ahead and ask for a special tour - you may get it. Otherwise, you are indeed restricted to the first floor. It is a real shame. But as everyone has said - it is truly... More
5 February 2015|
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Response from TLMatino | Reviewed this property |
The public can go in but you cannot go upstairs. The hours are listed on their website or above.