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Salem Public Library

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

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Love the variety of books!

They have a great variety of books and computers anyone can use to send resumes and just for information!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Salem, Oregon
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Salem, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

They have a great variety of books and computers anyone can use to send resumes and just for information!

Thank gwplmrm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a parking garage next to the building that has meters. Great stuff for kids like backpacks that are kits to explore things like feelings. Saw one on anger, sadness and stuff like that. Books and activities that explore that concept are in the backpack so you just pick up a backpack and instant lessen for a little one.... More 

Thank Nightengale64
Palmer, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take my grandchildren here on a regular basis. The staff is very helpful and attentive to check in and out materials. Cheerfully provide print outs of what items they show as currently checked out and when they are due for return. The grandkids usually have many books and dvds check out on their accounts.

Thank mushroom2
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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 15 November 2016

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

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