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Salt Lake City Public Library

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Address: 210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-2804
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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Very cool library

The glass elevator was neat. It was very impressive and designed in a cool way. I had places for people to read, or to quietly enjoy a good game of some sort.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
gardengirlnv
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Spring Creek, Nevada
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South Jordan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Too many homeless like to congregate here and smoke up the place. It would be nice if they could enforce the no smoking laws and keep the place not smelling so stinky

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Thank Jonathan S
Spring Creek, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The glass elevator was neat. It was very impressive and designed in a cool way. I had places for people to read, or to quietly enjoy a good game of some sort.

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1 Thank gardengirlnv
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome place to charge your laptop and get some work done. Lots of tables for groups to collaborate or desks for the lone wolf. Stop in if you are near, it is worth seeing.

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1 Thank Reinig M
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 the bathroom. The children's section was literally so dirty I didn't let my baby play... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our local friends brought us here to see the SLC library. It has a very cool design and we admired its other features. Free parking in the adjacent garage for the first hour. Nice work with this building!

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1 Thank RDEshadow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was too hot outside to be walking around, so my friends and I stopped at the library. It was just supposed to be a quick stop, but we ended up staying for an hour and a half! There were so many books that we got caught up reading and lost track of time. The only downfall were the people.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This library is awesome. It's architecture is interesting. I recommend taking the elevators to the roof. The roof allowed for spectacular views of the mountain range. There are some art displays throughout the library.

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1 Thank mikes970
Paw Paw, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

The Library is a gorgeous building full of books, what could be better? It's not as convenient for locals as some of the smaller branches (I prefer to place holds online for my books and pick them up at the branch closer to my home), but it's certainly worth touring the main library. Don't miss the roof garden!

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1 Thank BeardLady
Falls Church, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

It is a beautiful city library with well-planned outdoor spaces. There are large patio areas with views of the Wasatch mountains, fountains and a hidden garden. Also walk outside to the top of the building for great views. It is a great place for kids to run around safely and you can buy a lunch and coffee.

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1 Thank Greta2753
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

Friends of libraries, knowledge, democracy and culture, you MUST see this library, a true gem of its kind.

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