We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Salt Lake City Public Library

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone Number: 801 524 8200
Website
Today
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 233 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 163
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Every City should have a Library like this one.

This is one of the biggest things I miss about living in SLC. Every city should have a library like this one. I recently moved to Vegas and wished there was a location like this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
njkuhr
via mobile
Salt Lake City Connect Pass|Includes admission to 13 top attractions
Utah's Hogle Zoo
Utah's Hogle Zoo
Clark Planetarium
Clark Planetarium
This is the Place Heritage Park
This is the Place ...
The Leonardo Museum
The Leonardo Museu...
No photo provided
Utah Museum of Fin...
Buy a Pass
$29*
and up
Add Photo Write a Review

233 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the biggest things I miss about living in SLC. Every city should have a library like this one. I recently moved to Vegas and wished there was a location like this here. I loved going here to work or read. While I was in school I would find a comfortable booth near an outlet and spend... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Provo, Utah
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Very interesting architecture, like no other library I have ever seen. Get a library card and get free access to lynda.com trainings.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nevada
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

If you like books or architecture, you need to check out the SLC Public Library! I had never been until recently. You could get lost amongst the racks for days. A must-see in Salt Lake City!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Waltham, Massachusetts
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My 3.5yo daughter missed her weekly visit to our small-totown public library so she asked if we could go there. We spent over 3.5 hours there, reading her stories she chose or ones that were on display. We also found quite a number of books in French (our native language) so my husband and I read to ourselves. We loved... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The Salt Lake City Library can be a really good experience. It has a variety of experiences to offer, and its architecture is stunning. Just make sure that you take public transit to get there, because parking in the underground garage is prohibitively expensive. My fee for parking, while I attended a 2-hour public meeting, was $7.50!

Was this review helpful? Yes
slc
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Salt Lake Public Library is a great place to visit. It's architecture is spectacular both inside and out. The shops inside the library are funky and fun, a great place to find a unique gift. Salt Lake Roasting Company serves their coffee there. The best part of the library is that it's a great activity to do with your... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denver, Colorado
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I was looking for a free attraction to take the kids while visiting SLC. It was summer so I also wanted air conditioning. There is expensive snack food in the lobby area so eat before you come. Or, you can bring food and eat on the roof. We rode the glass elevators up and down until we got bored with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Salt Lake City
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The Salt Lake City Library is a magnificant property on the outside and a wonder on the inside. Plan to take some time discovering all the platforms and programs.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I'm not sure I can properly evaluate the Salt Lake Public Library's holdings and resources, but it is architecturally magnificent and we have always found the staff friendly and helpful. It's also right downtown and therefore within easy walking distance of a number of other important sites.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Homewood, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

What a beautiful facility! I would love to work here. They have an impressive collection at a time when other public libraries are discarding their print collections.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Salt Lake City Public Library also viewed

 

Been to Salt Lake City Public Library? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Salt Lake City Public Library staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?