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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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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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Beautiful library and more

This library is quite big and much more than just the library. They have rooms below for screening movies, shops along the main plaza and a small cafe to get food to enjoy with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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70 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The library suffers from the impact of a social ill (you’ll know, if you go). The location is beautiful however certain areas feel unsafe and are overrun with persons using it as day shelter. Had to cut my visit short.

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Thank Tammy F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This library is quite big and much more than just the library. They have rooms below for screening movies, shops along the main plaza and a small cafe to get food to enjoy with your book. Like other locations in SLC, it is easy to get to by public transport. Keep in mind that since it is a public area,... More 

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Thank JustJamesus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately, TRIPADVISOR would not let me write a review of the Sundance Film Festival. This was a good locale , as it has a cafe & restrooms, and a good size screening room downstairs. Only CONS are the fact you can't bring in drinks like coffee into the screening room. The screen is also smaller than a movie theatre screen.

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Thank PtLomafoodie
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

good roof views you have to see the entire building floor to floor to understand the layout of this structure. fabulous architecture

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Thank cw99
Alexandria, Virginia
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68 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Interesting art exhibits, boutique shops and the kind of community building I wish we had in my area. Highly recommend

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Thank pps_10
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I love the rooftop and the gorgeous views of downtown Salt Lake. It is also a great place for photographers to take pictures. Overall, it is just an awesome building.

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Thank Peacefullyme
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715 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Salt Lake City has a well preserved historic area including the city hall and library. Worth the walk and has a nice park areas as wsll

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Thank mrichardm
Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

This building has a superior exterior which is quite interesting to behold. Unfortunately the interior of the library is fairly uninspiring. There are lots of things that feel like cubicles and such and it sort of a flat sprawling lay-out like a crappy office bldg interior. It doesn't really contain the intimacy or mystery of what a good library should... More 

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Thank Scott S
Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I love going to the city library. It's a huge library with lots of things to do around the area as well. The library also has various shops on the main floor. It's a very neat place to visit or do homework. It's also easily accessible from Trax.

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Thank Wenny L
Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

I meet my Mentee here at the City Library. We meet by the Salt Lake Roasting kiosk. The smells are divine. And the ambiance in this beautiful library is unparalleled.

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Thank MsNats

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