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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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9:00 am - 6:00 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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The library! The SLPL is an excellent place to study or get books. Be aware that there are a lot of homeless that also frequent this library. They can be avoided though and most... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The library! The SLPL is an excellent place to study or get books. Be aware that there are a lot of homeless that also frequent this library. They can be avoided though and most of the time are not a problem. I come here for recipe books as I love to cook and they have a great selection. There are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Very well stocked; helpful staff and the architecture is one of top five in country. The open space and auditorium are truly open to the public; and the events held on the grounds complements attractiveness of Salt Lake City.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This library is a very unique addition to downtown SLC. It is interesting to look at and visit, both inside and out. There are ample areas to sit, be it at desks or in chairs, with internet hookups and power outlets. The grounds and rooftop are also interesting to visit. I haven't had to do much research so I can't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We love this library. It's large, attractive building, great kids section (floor). They host great events for kids throughout the summer. Only 2 drawbacks: bathrooms and parking there is tough.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great selection of gifts, cards, stationary, and local goods. Check out the book sale carts out front for a few good books to read on your trip. There may be a traveling exhibit to see, we saw one on the Magna Carta. And don't miss going up to the roof for the view!

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Murray, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The SLC Library is worth seeing for its design, architecture and placement in the center of the city. The mall around the library has pretty-much continuous events in the summer ranging from art festivals to our Pride Festival. I recommend checking out one of the festivals they hold on any given weekend in the summer months.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Something for everyone but it is huge so be prepared to walk. It is very handicapped friendly. Go see the bee hives!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Well organized, lots of natural light and a wonderful kids level. Sometimes there are vagrants wandering around the grounds, but I have never had a problem with them bothering us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is a MUST stop while visiting Salt Lake City. An amazing downtown library that has glass elevators, rooftop beehives, and just a great vibe. Makes me wish I was a SLC resident. Who wouldn't want to sit a spell in one of the amazing reading nooks tucked into the glass paneled walls. Special Note: Check out the Library's used... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Ok so I don't say this to be mean or to say they don't have a right to enter a public library, but the fact is that I observed as many transient people as I did others. The 2nd floor reeked and I mean REEKED of body odor. Riding the elevators found you holding your nose. The bathrooms clearly had... More 

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Additional Information about Salt Lake City Public Library

Address: Address: 210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone Number: 801 524 8200
Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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