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San Luis Obispo County Library

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Address: 995 Palm St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3218
Phone Number:
+1 805-781-5991
10:00 - 17:00
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Tue 10:00 - 20:00
Wed - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Great history lesson

Wonderful little movie as well as speech by Docent. Well maintained with historical pictures and stories. Good little book store.

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Carlsbad, California
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Carlsbad, California
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Wonderful little movie as well as speech by Docent. Well maintained with historical pictures and stories. Good little book store.

Thank Louie7715
San Luis Obispo
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

I'm not sure when the library moved to its present location, across from the transit center, but it is very adequate and they are very helpful and accommodating. I see they also have many side attractions going on, especially for children.

1 Thank Celeste J
Corona, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

A small historical sanctuary that connects you with San Luis Obispo's past and gives you a better insight of how this beautiful city first started.

Thank Omar V
Albany, New York
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016

An old Carnegie Library, which now houses the historic society, the building itself is worth a look. There's a good film and some displays that illuminate San Luis Obispo history.

Thank chestnuthouse
Los Osos, California
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2016

The photo here is of the History Center and Museum; and it has some local history that is worth checking out. The SLO Library is great!

1 Thank BeMorningstar
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 April 2015

Easy to get to and to find most everything you are interested in. We were surprised for such a small town to have so much available at the SLO Library.

Thank Cathy K
Arroyo Grande, California
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150 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2014

Need a good book, movie, audiobook or just a place to relax and read the latest magazine or newspaper? Head to your local library. So much going on! Story time for the little ones to book clubs for the adults. I especially love that I can go online and choose books from throughout the system and have them delivered to... More 

Thank inthewind65
Arroyo Grande, California
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87 reviews
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Reviewed 6 October 2014

If you do not have an address don't ask for a library card here. They will tell you forget it. Only for the chosen few.

Thank GuitarManDoug
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86 reviews
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Reviewed 18 September 2014

Stopped in to use their computers and reserve a hotel. I am a library officionado, and this one deserves special accolades.

2 Thank Jackie H
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Reviewed 2 September 2014

A great place to while away the hours- and don't forget to rent a dvd of a favorite or unusual film on your way out!

1 Thank Joe G

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