Cambridge Public Library
Cambridge Public Library
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Guftar H
Mirpur, Pakistan78 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Main Cambridge University Library is amazing , where you can get books published in 17th Century till date more or less to all topics published in any where from History to Modern science but one should go with some spare time to fully explore the library as it is such a huge set up which one can't explore with very short spane of time like 1 -2. i recommend to visit this precious Knowledge bank when ever some one visit Cambridge. i feel lucky to visit this great library of the world.
Written 13 December 2019
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Lorry
Cambridge, MA345 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Lovely building and employees with a huge selection of books either in-house or at other satellite locations.
Written 13 October 2019
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catz86
Cambridge, MA34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
Whether you prefer historical traditional New England reading room, contemporary glass study room, enthusiastic kid's spot or teen scene, there is something for everyone. In November they host a number of NaNoWriMo events as well as year round full programing, complete with lecture hall and weather permitting an enclosed outdoor space. The front lawns are frequently utilized as well with play ground and tennis courts abutting.
Written 21 July 2019
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TraveltheWorld02140
Cambridge, MA68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
The new part (or relatively new) of Cambridge Public Library is refreshing, with natural light and airy spacious feel. Really enjoyable to spend time reading there.
Written 8 July 2019
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M.A.A
Boston, MA26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
Very nice place to go do work! Quite with loads of electrical outlets.
They have good wifi as well. General not too busy.
Staff are helpful and friendly.
Written 23 June 2019
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swithun
Andover, UK75 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
It does not require long but a glance inside at the building & its decorations are fun and worth 15-30 minutes of your time. We did not use it but there is a good cafe inside.
Written 8 May 2019
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BeforeSunrise
South Hamilton, MA259 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Family
The children's room is the best! Easy for your kids to roam free, be a little loud and pick out whatever they want to read (and check out). They have storytimes for both babies and preschoolers but note that parents queue up early for both and they fill up so be prepared to get in line in advance. Across the street is Darwin's cafe which is a great spot to pop over for lunch and extend your visit. Bonus awesome is a very cheap underground garage just for library visitors. If it's a warm day, bring a frisbee or ball for your kids to play out front or on the playground.
Written 21 February 2019
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travelinbluesgal
Cambridge, MA241 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
We are very lucky to have such a wonderful main public library (and system of libraries) in Cambridge. I cannot say enough about how great CPL is. They put on a lot of free interesting programs, author talks and educational events for the public. There's a great selection of books, DVDs, music and more! The staff is always very friendly and helpful. It is always busy which makes me very happy! I'm glad people of all walks of life are using our library. It is such an invaluable treasure that we have for all to use. If CPL doesn't have a particular item in stock, they are part of the Minuteman Library system so you can usually get it from another library in the system that will deliver it to CPL. Please visit CPL sometime. You will love it!
Written 19 December 2018
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Janet B
Minneapolis, MN147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
I always love a library, and Cambridge's new library has it all, without losing the beautiful old library with its arched ceiling and glorious woodwork. Especially liked all the "to go" selections, ready to be picked up and checked out at a moment's notice.
Written 4 December 2018
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WorldyWinos
Boston, MA51 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
It's no Boston Public Library but it'll do! The lawn out front is full of families and dogs and is a nice place to sit and read when you need a break from all of the concrete and bricks. The inside is large with a very decent selection of books. The staff are friendly and willing to help.
Written 2 May 2018
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