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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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I thought it weird a library would rank all the way up the top 10 of things to do in SLC but I was blown away when I saw Moshe Safdie's tour de force right in the center of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Nicolas C
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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ok I am not a fan if huge modern buildings but it was 103 f and wanted to cool off and see the inside. City spent a fortune just not my taste. I am a fan of old libraries

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I thought it weird a library would rank all the way up the top 10 of things to do in SLC but I was blown away when I saw Moshe Safdie's tour de force right in the center of the city! The old building, a Brutalist concrete slab, is also beautiful and is used as the Leonardo museum now, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The downtown library is a wonderful piece of architecture in the heart of the city. There are shops to visit inside, all kinds of books, movies, music to read and borrow. Art galleries inside the library and the must see view from the rooftop garden.

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Thank Jean R
Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I go to this library all the time. The architecture is stunning and you can go to the top and view the city. Lots of activities for the community and many just for kids.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sightseeing tour director recommended that we come back and explore the library, so I did. The building is very interesting and there are some nice shops in the atrium. However, the library's content is unremarkable. Lots of empty shelf space and old books. I guess that's the way of libraries these days with downloadable books you can read on... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our hotel concierge told us of this building. It was well worth a visit. The roof terrace offers wonderful views across the City and off in the distance to the snow covered mountains. The "mobile/sculpture" sculpture of the head made out of books suspended in the foyer area is quite spectacular.

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Carson, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For that same location, I even I had to use the public restroom in case of emergency, and then I also checked-in in advance for Southwest Airlines to go back on a return trip to Los Angeles.

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Kinston, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was wondering what the building was until I was close enough to see that it was a library. I didn't go inside, but it is amazing architecture. There are also statues on the grounds that feature children. On the back side, it appeared to be quite a few homeless people but no one was panhandling.

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Thank Monique H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are visiting Salt Lake or live here you must go to the fairly new Salt Lake City Library. It's architecture alone will wow you. Of course there are tons of books, like any library, but they also have an auditorium where they show some independent films and have guest speakers. The first floor has coffee and specialty shops... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Worth doing. We went for the architecture. Used the light rail which is free within downtown. Went to each floor and the roof. Walked around the grounds. FYI there is free lunch from 11-1pm for children.

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