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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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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Great architectural gem at the heart of downtown Salt Lake City. The books, galleries, stores, study rooms, desks, comfy chairs, exhibits, and the many interesting lectures, make this place a must visit!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I love the feel of this building. I go to check out books here rather than other library's due to the feel.

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108 reviews 108 reviews
40 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Gorgeous modern architecture. It's amazing just to walk around this facility. Those with vertigo or who are scared of heights will find this place to be a test of bravery with all of the glass walls and floors.

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McCall, Idaho
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The SLC Library is a gem in downtown SLC. I'm very impressed with architect Moshe Safdie's design on this one. Could spend hours in the children's section, sitting in atrium or browsing in the gift shop. A must see when visiting Salt Lake!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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302 reviews 302 reviews
135 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This really is a cool building but because it is a public place you will find mainly homeless people in here especially during the winter. I thought the building was amazing but a little annoying that there were so many homeless just sitting around inside. I don't know how they would change this but not the library I would take... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The architecture is quite something to see in person, especially when the neighbouring City Hall and Leonardo are taken into consideration. Inside, the library is just as beautiful and includes a good shop and cafe. You can take the lift or stairs to the rooftop for an excellent view over the city. I would visit the library all the time... More

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Munroe Falls, OH
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I especially enjoy the great kids' area and activities at the SLC library. And, we love the little shops in the lobby way ... especially The Library Shop ... always able to find interesting little things to buy there!

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Santa Clara, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I never like library, but this one is an exception, I can stay there for LONG for sure, so big, so nice, so bright. Trendy building, full sunlight, many study tables/spaces. I just like there a lot.. I feel shame to say, i never like library or maybe because where I live are mostly smaller library, but then, Salt Lake... More

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Venice, FL
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

There is a bee hive on top, and a lookout on top of the building with a green roof! Huge library, neat children's area, and very pleasant to sit with a cup of coffee and read. Coffee shop right there as well as lots of places to sit and study.

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wilds of New Jersey
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110 reviews 110 reviews
54 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Regardless of whether you even pick up a single book while in Salt Lake City, you need to check out this place! It is architecturally stunning, with light streaming in, and grand mountain views. Go ahead and climb up or down the outdoor stairway to the rooftop.

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