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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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A beautiful, complete, modern library! Architecture is stunning! Open air rooftop deck is very inviting and offers mountain views. Free lunches for kids the day we visited... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

A beautiful, complete, modern library! Architecture is stunning! Open air rooftop deck is very inviting and offers mountain views. Free lunches for kids the day we visited. Coffee shop, gift shop, and deli also inside library. You must visit when in SLC.

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Amazing building and atmosphere. Wish I had more reasons to visit there. Makes you feel good just to be in the building

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Why the hell do I need to write more than 100 words? I'm just saying it's a nice place, I don't want to have to give a full review. Well if I must, I went in to the first floor and walked around and I saw books books books books books books books books books books books books books books... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

You can walk here if you're staying downtown, or come in by bus, pedicab or car. However you get here, you must get here. The astonishing architecture with skyward facing windows, glass elevators, juxtaposition of exposed concrete, steel railings, suspended staircases and rooftop plantings (think trees!) complete with active beehives, water garden and sweeping city views will astound you. And... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The downtown library (I still think of it as the "new" library though it's been around for several years now) is architecturally interesting and thoroughly enjoyable. The collections are well maintained and pretty broad. The lower level children's space is creative and fun. Don't forget to look up to see the hanging sculpture. I even like the food at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

It seems unfair to even call this a library. It's more like a library on steroids. There's a coffee shop inside, a gift shop, a cafe, plenty of comfy chairs for sitting in, the whole building is made of windows so it's not dark or dreary, and the overall light and open atmosphere is just relaxing. If you're a book... More 

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Sarsfield, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

From the moment you step inside you will be amazed by this Library, which also has a few shops. the cear glass elevator can take you right up to the roof of the building where you have 360 degrees of sights over Salt Lake and mountain surrounds, a most spectacular sight not to be missed.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Not only is the building beautiful with its large windows and funny ramp leading up to a roof terrace, it also offers all the comforts (large choice of seats, tables, power supplies and good wifi) you need to spend a day working or studying here. And then there is their wide selection of books, newspapers and magazines!

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Dallas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

All glass walls give you a super view of the city from all sides. A rooftop garden gives you an even better view. Cozy and efficient work spaces you can get glued to for an all day visit. Shops and atrium area provide great people watching. Not sure that had the most current selection of books. Lots seemed dated. Really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Do not take the elevator up to the roof. Go outside and walk up the stairs. The way this building is constructed will make the experience a good one. Plus the views of the mountains and the town are worth the walk up.

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Additional Information about Salt Lake City Public Library

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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