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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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What a great place for homeless to hang out...

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
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Layton, Utah
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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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Special exhibits,open area with small shops,art,several floors of library,underground parking(pay)close to several excellent restaurants and downtown salt lake

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Wild Western Wyoming
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22 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The architecture is wonderful! There are cozy nooks with fireplaces, quiet tables and comfy reading areas. The staff is helpful, knowledgeable and reasonably friendly. The children's section is fantastic, with both a great selection, and wonderful, imaginative places in which to read. The place is beautiful at night, and the city lights and sights are well viewed from the higher... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

What a nice library but try and use the bathrooms and you will be out of luck. THe homeless use this as a place to rest and sleep and the bathrooms to wash up and bathe. I am not trying to pick on the homeless population. I feel for them. Just a factual review.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is a pleasant place to visit, even if you have no use for a library. There are interesting shops on the ground floor, a beautiful walk around the building and rooftop. There are exhibits to view on various floors, and often there are concerts and movies.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

If you are in SLC, you must go to see the library. It's an architectural miracle and if you love books, this is just an added bonus. Every March/April and October there are some huge used book sales. There's also a souvenir shop and a coffee shop inside the building.

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San Mateo, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
9 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

On a cold Sunday afternoon, when most other attractions were shut, this was a lovely spot to hide from the wind. The children's section was huge. Plenty of sofas and chair to sit and read with your little one. They loved the themed rooms they could curl up and read in (an attic filled with rafters, and ice cave...) or... More 

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Ranson, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Great for visiting families both inside and out. Take a walk break outside and on ramps or elevators up to fantastic rooftop vistas, or tap into vast public library resources for all ages. Ground floor architecture includes large walking square with ancillary small community rooms, shops and sitting places with Wi-Fi access.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Wow, this library is awesome in all respects. From the park to venors we loved our visit to this libray. If you go, take the walk to the roof top seating/garden. In my travels this library is now my fav : )

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I just love our library here in Salt Lake City, Utah. It has such amazing architecture, and it is so functional as a library with beautiful windows, and nooks and areas to read and research. It is a wonder in itself

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