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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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Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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My 3.5yo daughter missed her weekly visit to our small-totown public library so she asked if we could go there. We spent over 3.5 hours there, reading her stories she chose or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Waltham, Massachusetts
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Waltham, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

My 3.5yo daughter missed her weekly visit to our small-totown public library so she asked if we could go there. We spent over 3.5 hours there, reading her stories she chose or ones that were on display. We also found quite a number of books in French (our native language) so my husband and I read to ourselves. We loved... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The Salt Lake City Library can be a really good experience. It has a variety of experiences to offer, and its architecture is stunning. Just make sure that you take public transit to get there, because parking in the underground garage is prohibitively expensive. My fee for parking, while I attended a 2-hour public meeting, was $7.50!

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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Salt Lake Public Library is a great place to visit. It's architecture is spectacular both inside and out. The shops inside the library are funky and fun, a great place to find a unique gift. Salt Lake Roasting Company serves their coffee there. The best part of the library is that it's a great activity to do with your... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I was looking for a free attraction to take the kids while visiting SLC. It was summer so I also wanted air conditioning. There is expensive snack food in the lobby area so eat before you come. Or, you can bring food and eat on the roof. We rode the glass elevators up and down until we got bored with... More 

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Salt Lake City
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The Salt Lake City Library is a magnificant property on the outside and a wonder on the inside. Plan to take some time discovering all the platforms and programs.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I'm not sure I can properly evaluate the Salt Lake Public Library's holdings and resources, but it is architecturally magnificent and we have always found the staff friendly and helpful. It's also right downtown and therefore within easy walking distance of a number of other important sites.

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Homewood, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

What a beautiful facility! I would love to work here. They have an impressive collection at a time when other public libraries are discarding their print collections.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Located right off the TRAX (Light rail) line, this multiple floor library has all the special departments you'd expect for a capitol-city library. Also on ground floor you'll find shopping and a couple eateries. Outside is just as useful. concerts, fountains, and lazy readers scattered about enjoying the sun and a good book. I believe it's also home to every... More 

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Duncan, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This place is mind-boggling -- a triumph of ingenious modern architecture. We want to go back to SLC just to spend a week enjoying the library.

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Layton, Utah
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The Salt Lake City library once was a great place I took my children to often, years later I don't even visit without children. It's not that the homeless individuals are violent or anything, although loud, belligerent and obnoxious at times, but it's all that seem to visit it anymore. All the tables and chairs seem to be used for... More 

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