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Salt Lake City Public Library

209 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
801 524 8200
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries
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Durango, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

A beautiful public library that has a lot of windows in downtown Salt Lake City. It is very modern and has food and a used book store in the lobby. I loved the library except for the paid parking. It was close to public transportation, but I drive a car so I didn't like paying for it.

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Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The Salt Lake Public Library is a gorgeous building in downtown Salt Lake City. The library not only offers books and media but also had art work, movies and lectures in its auditorium. All of its branches are wonderful. I use the Sugarhouse Branch and order all my DVD's on line. Their system is superb and I easily get all... More

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Shanghai, China
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This was the first thing on did on the first full morning I arrived in Salt Lake. The building itself is gorgeous with lots of light. I went right to the top to check out the gardens and view. The views of the mountains is amazing and I really recommend making a visit for a photo op. Take the stairs... More

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Pleasanton
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A good place to spend an afternoon to escape the scorching sun during summer. Architecturally impressive, need to pay for parking if you are driving here after the first 30 minutes.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

A huge library with a mall surrounding it. Tough to park though, so good luck with that! You'll have to do some walking to get to the library, unless you park underneath for a fee, which contradicts the concept of a FREE library!

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Visitors to SLC can obtain a guest pass allowing 2 hours of internet usage per day. This building is fabulous and the rooftop gardens are beautiful!

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Murray, Utah
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The library is incredibly modern and quite nice however it is frequented by a huge population of homeless visitors which makes you feel a little uncomfortable especially if you bring your kids. It is also frequented by the boys in blue presumably to keep an eye on the transient guests.

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Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The architecture is amazing and the rooftop views are great. It is easy to get to with the light rail which is free to that stop.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I really enjoy the beauty of this building both in and out. It feels very open and airy. Nice change for Salt Lake. As always, parking isn't great. Having to pay for parking at a public library is sad. Take the TRAX, bus, or stretch your legs and save some cash.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Roughly four blocks south and two blocks east of Temple Square, you will find the Salt Lake City Library. This building, designed by internationally-acclaimed Israeli-Canadian architect, Moshe Safdie, was completed in February, 2003. The library is a wedge-shaped building with an area of 240,000 square feet. One of its many interesting features is the five-story, curved, glass wall through which... More

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