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Saint Paul Public Library

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Gorgeous Building

Built in 1917 in the Italian Renaissance Revial style, this library boats gorgeous painted ceilings... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2018
Kathleen C
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Beautiful architecture

The location of this library, anchoring Rice Park with the Ordway, Landmark Center, and St Paul... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2018
Vadnais Heights, Minnesota
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

Built in 1917 in the Italian Renaissance Revial style, this library boats gorgeous painted ceilings and huge arched windows. Free tours offered the first Sunday of each month.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Kathleen C
Reviewed 10 January 2018

The location of this library, anchoring Rice Park with the Ordway, Landmark Center, and St Paul Hotel, is beautiful in itself. Both the outside and inside are well-worth the visit to see. The library has recently been restored. The JJ Hill Library is attached and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank europewithKellynRyan
Reviewed 19 November 2017

This library has been lovingly restored. Intricate ceiling carvings, puppet theater. Offers anything you're looking for including computers and AV equipment.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Sieglinde G
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Our favorite part of the Library was the James J Hill Reference Library. It is attached to the main building but has a separate entrance. It has magnificent architecture and is beautiful to walk around the two floors open to the public. Also interesting to...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Jim B
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Located in one of the most historic city squares in Minnesota (next to Rice Park, River Centre, Ordway Theater, Landmark Center, and The Saint Paul Hotel), the Central (George C. Lattimer) Library is both a beautiful architectural achievement that is so carefully preserved and is...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Luke K
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Love the architecture of the nearly 100 year old library. The materials collection is modern and extensive. The specialized rooms for each of the collections are well planned and organized.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank JOausUSA
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.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank tif316
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...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Beszcome
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

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank bradyboy2
Reviewed 2 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.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank jesseMN
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