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Salt Lake City Public Library

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210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-2804
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed September 18, 2006

This really is a must see if you are visiting SLC. Who would have guessed it would be a highlight? I found it much more interesting than Temple Square or its surrounding "museums". The library is only a few years old and gorgeous. It has...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

This building is beautiful, amazing design. It has a nice outdoor space and great views. The problem is that it is a gathering place for the homeless. That isn't a problem unless you are weaving your stroller through shopping cart traffic or need to use...More

2  Thank Marci H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The glass elevator that takes visitors to the rooftop is not to be missed. I also loved the shops on the main floor . . . great place to buy gifts for fellow booklovers.

1  Thank Janet D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A thing of beauty and fun to explore. Then there are books as well!!! Huge place that is a must see. Great place to hang out and escape the city life.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful library but too bad that it became a homeless shelter especially now that the cold season started. No hard feelings for those who don't have a home but for me and my kids just visiting is quite of a scary adventure in this library....More

1  Thank williamselena18
Reviewed 1 week ago

The building is quite interesting architecturally, there are usually several art galleries being displayed. There are shops on the first floor. Unfortunately this building has become a safe haven during the day for some of our homeless folks, which has it's challenges if you need...More

1  Thank chellester58
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Who would have guessed....this place does not look like a library....very modernistic design, probably when they built an addition to the original structure. Very impressive.

1  Thank gold-vintner
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

We hadn't had it on our list of things to see, but stumbled on it while walking around Washington Square. It's a beautiful building; loved the spiral staircases and glass elevators. The rooftop garden was accessible although may be getting singe work done. That it...More

1  Thank April D
Reviewed October 4, 2018

Odd to visit the library, but I wish we had this in our town! The building is very unusual. I recommend leaving by the outside stairs. The art was really well displayed and interesting. We loved the fireside reading areas and the giant chess set....More

2  Thank Kkelly89
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Really nice building, and amenities here. There is a roof top garden at the top of the library as well as different galleries within the library. The architecture of the building is very unique.

1  Thank travelingenigma
Reviewed September 20, 2018

If you have time while visiting SLC, I recommend dropping in here. The architecture is all steel and glass and the views of the mountains are amazing. The layout offers nice little hangout areas where you can soak in the sun and the views. They...More

1  Thank Esprit_2012
Reviewed September 3, 2018

This is a wonderful, beautiful, welcoming public library. Lots of space. Wonderful areas to sit, study, and read.

1  Thank MickeysBestPal
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Sherri W
July 29, 2017|
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Response from funnytraveler1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The SLC library has free computers for use on the third floor. Copies are available, but I am not sure of the price per copy.