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Cambridge Public Library

Mid-Cambridge, Cambridge
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    Alex H.
    "Great place for people watching, reading, and studying"(4 Tips)
    Julia S.
    "This renovation is BEAUTIFUL."(2 Tips)
    Ismail Ö.
    "also become membership to barrow books"(6 Tips)
    Jen D.
    "A very happy place to work, read, sit, think and so on."(3 Tips)
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  • books
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  • wifi
  • biking
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  • Enrico M.heart icon on user image
    Enrico ManaloAugust 16, 2018
    Really inviting and well-used community space set inside the grounds of a park. Much more personal than the main branch of the BPL. Very Cambridge.
  • Ismail Ö.
    Ismail ÖzsoyJanuary 25, 2013
    The best place to study in Boston area. It's very quite and comfortable. You can also become membership to barrow books, movies, music cds, etc.
  • The Next Great Generation (Boston)
    Admire the tall archways in the large-print books and study area and the computer and printing area, or eat and drink at the tables lining the hallway beside the outdoor patio. Read more
  • Joyce C.
    Joyce ChenMarch 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Even the computer lab is awesomely welcoming and comfortable. A warning though.. A couple of minutes before library closing, the computers shut down automatically without warning, so send your work!!
  • Matej M.heart icon on user image
    Matej MavričekSeptember 28, 2019
    Membership gets you access to the minuteman network so you cna order books from dozens of local libraries. Also has covered car and bike parking in the garage.
  • Eric O.
    Eric OFebruary 8, 2013
    Saturn, which is light enough to float in a big enough bathtub, is represented in the Museum of Science Community Solar System with a model in the DeVito Music Room. If you find it, create a check-in!
  • Favecast
    FavecastNovember 15, 2013
    Chris really loves hanging out at the Cambridge Public Library, check out his Favecast recommendation about it here-
  • Mo Z.heart icon on user image
    Mo ZhuJune 16, 2014
    The downstairs sections are greatly overlooked. They're extremely quiet and perfect if you want to focus.
  • Benjamin D.heart icon on user image
    Benjamin DoyleApril 26, 2015
    Large event space on the right side (if you're looking at the library from the road)
  • Credo Reference
    Credo ReferenceAugust 10, 2011
    A great library...and also a great bike repair station outside! Repair your bike here after you get in some good reads.
  • Adil H.
    Adil HussainJanuary 15, 2010
    Great place to study, although it can get loud when the high school kids arrive at 3pm. Cheap food is available across the street at Angelos, where very large slices of pizza are $1.50.
  • Jill S.heart icon on user image
    Jill SantiagoJanuary 23, 2015
    A rare find: workstations at a library where you can easy and drink!
  • Barbara S.
    Barbara SlavinFebruary 28, 2012
    Look up the heraldic symbol for the Maltese Cross in Shepherd's Glossary of Graphic Signs and Symbols. Look for book in Reference Room, call # [R] 419 Sh48s . Jot down page #.
  • Kristyn U.heart icon on user image
    Kristyn UlandayAugust 27, 2015
    One of my favorite spots in Cambridge!
  • Julia S.
    Julia SmithJuly 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I grew up in Cambridge and the old library. This renovation is BEAUTIFUL. A wonderful place.
  • Dani B.heart icon on user image
    Dani BaronofskyJuly 16, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The wifi here is pretty unreliable. Expect to get booted about every ten minutes.
  • Dakotaheart icon on user image
    DakotaApril 22, 2012
    Gorgeous library but for the size, there really aren't that many BOOKS here...
  • Alex H.
    Alex HarrisonDecember 9, 2013
    Great place for people watching, reading, and studying
  • Angel H.
    Angel HarrisMarch 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Need printouts? Use your library card to log in to one of the public computers and you get 10 free pages of printing!
  • Daniel T.heart icon on user image
    Daniel TewfikDecember 16, 2014
    Free WiFi and beautiful building.
  • FutureM
    FutureMAugust 8, 2011
    After its major renovations, the Cambridge Public Library won a LEED Silver medal for a high level of sustainability.
  • laura
    lauraJanuary 3, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Check out a "speed read" book (if you're a fast reader) - popular books you can get much faster, in person at the library, for a week.
  • Kyle d.
    Kyle de BeaussetMarch 29, 2011
    The reading room is my favorite place to get work done.
  • Jenniferheart icon on user image
    JenniferMarch 26, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    There's a Hubway station here!
  • Cristina C.heart icon on user image
    Cristina CasasNovember 5, 2016
    Great place for studying
  • Baris M.
    Baris MumyakmazJuly 22, 2014
    More than just a public library...
  • Kim S.
    Kim ShipleyOctober 13, 2010
    the childrens floor is beautiful free story times and sing along on tuedays
  • Ellie K.
    Ellie KleinApril 12, 2012
    The most beautiful, sunny library I've ever seen.
  • Sasha S.
    Sasha StaffordSeptember 2, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Free DVD rentals. Even new releases.
  • David M.
    David MarshallMarch 27, 2011
    They did a great job here. Great place.
  • Jen D.
    Jen DeaderickDecember 7, 2009
    INSANELY BEAUTIFUL! A very happy place to work, read, sit, think and so on.
  • Erwin C.heart icon on user image
    Erwin ChukDecember 15, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    Check out multiple items at a time on the sensor pad in the express lane!
  • David L.
    David LeonardJanuary 19, 2012
    Yay, they use Dewey!
  • Daddy R.
    Daddy RachaelFebruary 11, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome kids space on the 3rd floor.
  • jesse k.
    jesse kbMarch 13, 2010
    This is a GREAT example of tax $ at work!
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