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Address: Saint Paul, MN
11:00 - 17:00
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Sun 01:00 - 17:00
Mon 12:00 - 20:00
Tue - Fri 09:00 - 17:30
Sat 11:00 - 17:00

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Biggest Library around

Love this library, was always the bigger one in town. Went there as a kid for puppet shows, great place for kids, especially on a Saturday morning. Must see if you like the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2016
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Love this library, was always the bigger one in town. Went there as a kid for puppet shows, great place for kids, especially on a Saturday morning. Must see if you like the library.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

If you yearn to find yourself in a peaceful, naturally cool, historic library full of real books, this is the place. It is ocated in downtown Saint Paul right across from Rice Park, Landmark Center and the St. Paul Hotel to name but a few buildings a stone's throw away. This part of Saint Paul is charming and romantic. I... More 

Thank Beszcome
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

This is a beautiful old building Make sure you visit the old part of the library which has its original high book,shelves and latters to reach the books

Thank bradyboy2
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

. A grand library with excellent children/youth area, Computers available for one hour to the public, and varied collections. The East portion of the building contains the Hill Reference Library, a stunning space and business collection. On the skyway system via tunnel.

Thank jesseMN
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

I visited the Library in order to view a particular Movie Genre. and An particular Actress. I utilized the skyway/tunnel to get over there

Thank Stpauliaina
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

I can't really say enough about the St. Paul library system. I have been a card holder for over 60 years. The library consistently adapts to new constituents and technologies; different programs from childhood thru advanced ages. Computer checkout and return may have a few minor issues; but overall works extremely well. The website can be a little confusing; but... More 

Thank PaulSr2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

I went to the library to warm up and to rest after some sightseeing. There was free wi-fi and washroom facilities in the library. Current newspapers and magazines were available for reading. There was an informative display on F. Scott Fitzgerald who was born in St. Paul. I had enjoyed my visit to the Saint Paul Public Library.

Thank Bill C
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

This is quite the library building. The James J. Hill reference library is interesting to see too. I have great memories of watching the puppet shows in the children's book section when I was a kid. The only library that I have seen that is better than the downtown St. Paul Library is the Library of Congress.

Thank jbg74
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

You will feel like you have been transported back in time when you visit the Central library in downtown Saint Paul. Climb the marble staircase for a stunning view of the Missisippi. The F. Scott Fitzgerald alcove is a must-see for literature fans.

Thank MinnesotanTraveler
St. Paul, MN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

It's free, and gives you the feeling of being in a movie set. I had the privilege to work in this gem for many years. Ask the librarians for a brief tour, and don't miss looking up at the beautiful paintings and symbols on the second floor ceilings. Be sure to go the Hill Library connected to the second floor.... More 

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