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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The public library of Salt Lake City is absolutely beautiful! The children's area is amazing with play rooms, tiny child-sized reading books, and huge stuffed animals to relax on. There's also sensory stations that would be good for children with sensory-related issues. There are small...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Julissa426
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The architect of this structure has to be genius, it is magnificent. All levels have great views...along with thousands of resources, free meeting rooms and retail available.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank fussyVagabond
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a quick stop to see the building. The walk to the top was quiet and crowds were friendly. There is more to this building than just books. I was surprised to see a hair salon on the first floor.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank twittyham
Reviewed November 11, 2018

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Janet D
Reviewed November 7, 2018 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.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank williamselena18
Reviewed November 6, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank chellester58
Reviewed October 16, 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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.