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Salem Public Library

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Address: 585 Liberty St SE, Salem, OR 97301-3591
Phone Number: +1 503-588-6052

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Great Library in Salem Or

A well stocked and maned public library, A very cleaned well stocked library, before going be sure to look up the operating hours, because they are cut back some in the winter... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A well stocked and maned public library, A very cleaned well stocked library, before going be sure to look up the operating hours, because they are cut back some in the winter months.

Thank Gabriele R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having lived in Salem previously it did not take us long to get back to the library, A lovely building with plenty of books of all varieties and plenty of other amenities as well. They have an especially inviting children's program. The staff is professional and well informed. Paying for parking is a bit of a pain. Their selection of... More 

Thank John V
Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Helpful staff and friendly. Warm atmosphere with incredible selection of books, magazines and other publications. I love the artwork showcasing local artists.

Thank Deleen W
Freeport, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were enchanted by the Teen Scene and the numbers of teens involved. Very well run program! Worth a visit - very friendly staff and projects going on. And we had lunch at the cafe and it was delicious!

Thank Timothy J
Redmond, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

I went there as a tourist on Monday and Monday is their day off. They close on Monday. I couldn't give you more than what I know. This library ought to be the one of the safest libraries in the nation because it is built right next to the police dept and the city hall. They share the same parking... More 

Thank Daniel L
Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I love this library. Helpful staff, great selection(you can even check out art). Always a comfort to spend time in this library.

Thank elenicnm
Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I love The Salem Library. Part of The Chemeketa Library system, the Salem Library is a multi-level literary paradise with onsite coffee and food service! Great location for a quick meeting or for a quiet place to collect and refresh.Great multi-media section.

Thank 60DayTour
Jefferson City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Nice, mostly quiet facility with plenty to enjoy. Many options for education and entertainment. You do pay to park, but hopefully it goes to the library.

Thank John M
Salem, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Came here to look up a hard to find historical book and found it. The library has tons of books and areas to sit and enjoy reading. It has many computers that one can use briefly to look up emails , get on internet for other reasons, do documents and to print them out, etc. There are movies and music... More 

Thank Falcon0822
Turner, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

I have been a member for decades and still love it. Well organized, great children's and teens areas. Always updating. Has it all: computers, books, cds, dvds, used book store, cafe in lower level, artist displays, plenty of space for sitting. Helpful staff, just added the genealogy center. They have many events: lectures, book readings, music, book clubs and more.... More 

Thank Liza G

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