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Salt Lake City Public Library

Address: 210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone Number: 801 524 8200
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Ranked #16 of 147 things to do in Salt Lake City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries, Traveler Resources
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Type: Libraries, Traveler Resources
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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 

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Salt Lake City
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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.

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Homewood, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Located right off the TRAX (Light rail) line, this multiple floor library has all the special departments you'd expect for a capitol-city library. Also on ground floor you'll find shopping and a couple eateries. Outside is just as useful. concerts, fountains, and lazy readers scattered about enjoying the sun and a good book. I believe it's also home to every... More 

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Duncan, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This place is mind-boggling -- a triumph of ingenious modern architecture. We want to go back to SLC just to spend a week enjoying the library.

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Layton, Utah
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The Salt Lake City library once was a great place I took my children to often, years later I don't even visit without children. It's not that the homeless individuals are violent or anything, although loud, belligerent and obnoxious at times, but it's all that seem to visit it anymore. All the tables and chairs seem to be used for... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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94 reviews 94 reviews
12 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Special exhibits,open area with small shops,art,several floors of library,underground parking(pay)close to several excellent restaurants and downtown salt lake

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Wild Western Wyoming
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200 reviews 200 reviews
22 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The architecture is wonderful! There are cozy nooks with fireplaces, quiet tables and comfy reading areas. The staff is helpful, knowledgeable and reasonably friendly. The children's section is fantastic, with both a great selection, and wonderful, imaginative places in which to read. The place is beautiful at night, and the city lights and sights are well viewed from the higher... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

What a nice library but try and use the bathrooms and you will be out of luck. THe homeless use this as a place to rest and sleep and the bathrooms to wash up and bathe. I am not trying to pick on the homeless population. I feel for them. Just a factual review.

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