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Salt Lake City Public Library, Salt Lake City

(4.6/5 based on 380 reviews on the web)
Designed to project a peaceful atmosphere using natural lighting and an open-plan layout, Salt Lake City Public Library houses more than half a million volumes and gives visitors many opportunities to make use of them. The six-story building's curved exterior welcomes sunlight. Wander the halls and reading spaces, moving upward among themed areas. Keep your voice down at the top, where many people are studying. Be sure to take a look out the glass wall on the south side for a sweeping view of the urban area and backdrop of mountains. Put Salt Lake City Public Library and other Salt Lake City attractions into our Salt Lake City travel itinerary maker, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The library is a treasure that has exhibits, speaker as well as books, newspapers and magazines. I have used the library since my children were little. Now my grandchildren are finding books and lovin...  more »
  • Good kids section. They will get the items for you through interlibrary loan, if they don't have it.  more »
  • Dropped here for a restroom in 2012.. Great library, excess books for cheap (or free) sale. Great place for a break.  more »
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  • The building takes your breath away. Sweeping curves, which you can experience yourself, by taking the elevator up to the fifth floor, then walk out onto the roof terrace and arch your way back down the large ramp. More outdoor features to explore, before enjoying the glass palace with all the amenities of a modern public library. Bring your kids and let them explore, while you sip a coffee in the atrium, or at nearby Les Madeleines.
  • The library is The Most Dynamic place in the universe. It combines faith, education, comfort, community, research, ambience, and tranquility. This library is incredible and I have been a member since it was built. Amazing staff, resources, catalogue, setting, and sincerity. Visit for sure. 5 stars +
  • Beautiful building and the layout is really cool. Attracts kind of a weird crowd outside. Avoid the panhandlers if you can. Once you are inside you are fine though. Make sure to take a trip up to the roof. The view is amazing and great for pictures.
  • Beautiful building... but not necessarily the safest. It's a little dimly lit and there are TONS of homeless people within the library at night. I took the refugee I work with here, and it was a little hard to find the resources I needed. It took us about 20-30 minutes just to find an English aid. We sat down and several homeless men walked up to us while we were working. Not that I have anything against homeless- it was just really hard for the young girl I was working with and it made me nervous, honestly. I expected more.
  • This library is a place of many colors and variety. There are always things going on outside and inside on the many levels of the library so prepare to leave the library with more things you want to do! Besides being a library they hold live music performances and many other performances outside to bring the family, a date, or friends. Then once you explore the place you will find shops outside in the courtyard, a garden on the roof, artwork of all types everywhere and plenty of places to take awesome pictures. Don't forget to bring proof of utah mailing address and get your library card!