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Salt Lake City Public Library

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Address: 210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone Number: 801 524 8200
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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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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Beautiful view of Salt lake City

The library is a beautifully designed, unusual building. There are a few interesting shops as you enter - local artists display their work here, etc. The views from the rooftop... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The library is a beautifully designed, unusual building. There are a few interesting shops as you enter - local artists display their work here, etc. The views from the rooftop are wonderful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is not only an excellent library, but an incredible piece of architecture. Stunning views of the city and the Wasatch Mountains are visible form the roof. Each floor has a cozy fireplace for winter bookworms

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Logan, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a great library and well staffed. Very enjoyable to study there. Biggest downside are all the homeless and vagrant people who hang out. There are security officers to make sure that folks behave, but it made me feel uneasy every time I visited that week.

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Redding, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

We went up the spiral type staircase to the rooftop gardens. Very impressive views of Salt Lake City and the surrounding hills. Nice coffee shop on main floor with lots of seating. Beautiful building!

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Denver, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

As an architect, I can't say enough about the Salt Lake City Library. The building and roof top garden are a joy to visit. And you can get one of the best cups of coffe in the city.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The Main Library shares the same problem of other downtown locations. In fact, soon the library will be open 24 hours a day...in the interests of the street people. I'm not sure how this will improve anything. Although I live a block away, I keep my in-person visits to a minimum. Sad but true.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Whether you're looking for a good read, a little shopping, people watching or even a bit of photography, the SLC Public Library has got you covered. Check out the rooftop garden, the surrounding grounds, the views of the hanging sculptures from one of a few glass bridges and staircases. Shop for art or a cup of coffee in the lobby... More 

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Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is a beautiful space to relax and either read, while there or find a good book(s) to take home with you to enjoy?

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The library is an architectural masterpiece with beautiful surroundings. It's a welcoming environment that is well organized. It's also a normal conventional place in a city that is otherwise very bizarre.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Awesome place! Recommended by our waitress at Settebello for its rooftop gardens. There's a honeybee farm up there as well producing honey for the needy. It stays open late and has lots of places to sit and study or relax to read the paper. A glass elevator goes between the floors which is fun by itself. The library is so... More 

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