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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... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2017
Robert S
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Lawrence, Kansas
Quiet

I used to work in a library so I like to visit libraries when I'm in a different state or city... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2014
KJHA1
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Littleton, Colorado
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29 Dec 2017
“A Santa Fe Icon”
6 Jan 2017
“Very nice public library”
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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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145 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2016
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Wonderful refuge in city center with joyful history. Staff are amazing and has more resources than meets the eye.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank jihiro
Reviewed 6 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....More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Robert S
Reviewed 12 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...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank SWSally
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...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank GailCheryl
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...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank on_the_go_98765
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.

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank Joel K
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.

Date of experience: May 2014
Thank KJHA1
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...More

Date of experience: April 2014
1  Thank Bob K
Reviewed 30 June 2014

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

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank mjsantafe
Reviewed 14 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...More

Date of experience: August 2013
1  Thank Joby N
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