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Denver Public Library

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Address: 10 West 14th Parkway, Denver, CO 80204
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The largest library in the greater metro area is known for its books,...

The largest library in the greater metro area is known for its books, photographs and maps about Denver's frontier history.

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More than a library!!!

Loving Libraries and Books I was delighted to see the Denver Public Library was a thriving hum of learning, fun, and encouragement of the arts. First they are friendly to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loving Libraries and Books I was delighted to see the Denver Public Library was a thriving hum of learning, fun, and encouragement of the arts. First they are friendly to newbies, out of towners and those who are not wealthy. They make it easy to find nooks to snuggle and read in, hook up to a computer. They have classes... More 

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The DPL is a wonderful building and is definitely a must see for those interested in architecture. Be sure to head up to the 5th floor and look around at the Western History Center. At least a full day should be allocated for all the Golden Triangle attractions (Civic Center Park, State Capitol, Denver Art Museum, Colorado History Center, Denver... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Denver Public Library is worth a visit if nearby. There is a fantastic geneology department and there is usually an exhibit up on the upper floors to check out. Also, place to go to the restroom, sit and relax, read a magazine and refuel during a busy tourist day.

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Evergreen, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The central branch of the Denver Public Library is an outstanding civic asset. It has every type of media one would expect in a 21st Century facility. The building is large, modern and well-organized. Beyond the obvious books, movies, etc. the Library runs a number of programs and special events. The staff is uniformly superior, professional, friendly and helpful. This... More 

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Denver
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Knowledge is Power!!! The Denver Public Library is a great resource for community information and computer classes!!! There is a monthly schedule of classes offered and it is a great opportunity to learn and sharpen computer skills!

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Holland, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

The Museum was closed on a Monday, So checked out this great library for local publications. They have art & exhibits on 5th floor that were awesome!

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Littleton, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This is a large library. Much to offer. They are in the process of upgrading their technology in many of the rooms. This will bring them up to modern standards and make for a memorable experience. What they have now is good. What they will have will be better.

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Fraser, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I almost always stop here when in Downtown Denver. Must have quarters for the street parking meters!

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Littleton, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

DPS is not only a great library, it has a fabulous Western History section complete with historic photos and old Sanborn maps.. great for research for those of us that are working in Colorado communities with a rich history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

the architecture alone is worth seeing. you can pick up a guide to the building at the info desk, and give yourself a tour through the building, stopping to peer out the windows at the art museum next door. Peek in the ideaLAB on the 4th floor and make sure to stop on level 7 to see the table where... More 

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