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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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McCall, Idaho
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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299 reviews 299 reviews
135 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 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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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
21 helpful votes 21 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
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38 helpful votes 38 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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Durango, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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