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Needed a book for school

This is a wonderful library. Everyone is so helpful. There is a great selection of books and if... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
Xenobiaii
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Madison, Mississippi
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The Madison Public Library is a good place to study and borrow books, there are public computers... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Edson L
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Maringa, PR
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful library. Everyone is so helpful. There is a great selection of books and if they don't have it they will help you find it.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Xenobiaii
Reviewed 20 August 2018

The Madison Public Library is a good place to study and borrow books, there are public computers and wifi, enclosed rooms to study in groups. Clean and well lit environment.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Edson L
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Madison has always done their best to have outstanding libraries through the many years. Between the main libary just off the square to all of the branches, the goal has been to reach out to get people the resources they need. The main libary on...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank limey52
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Beautiful job on the renovation; clean, airy, spacious, lots of books, activities, etc. Everything and more you could want in a library. A great place to read and explore, discover more about yourself and your interests. I’ve lived in places where there was virtually no...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Beautiful library with several stories. Very clean, very bright. If you can't find what you're looking for here I don't know where you would go.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 8 November 2017

I've been to this library for the Wisconsin Book Festival. It is not only a repository of numerous volumes (and host to frequent sales of remaindered items); it also has meeting and lecture spaces of any size, to accommodate any need.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Lyn J
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Very modern and high-tech for a library, but lacks a great book selection. Of course, I only went in twice, so I'm not the expert. I've been in very few city libraries, but it seemed quite impersonal.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Bpkengor
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Politicians here in Madison like to build buildings so the homeless can urinate and defecate all over the new steps and along the sides of buildings. If you like the smell of urine, great place to look at books.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank horseguy007
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We had a business reception on the 3rd floor. The room was great, the food was outstanding and the staff was very helpful.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank CarolmaUnitedStates
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I am constantly amazed by the scope of activities and events at this wonderful library. Art exhibits, a rooftop garden, free classes and individual help in the media lab, sweet little nooks to study in, and best of all, the Bubbler makerspace on the first...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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