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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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Beautiful building, worth stopping in once

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
BeardLady
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Paw Paw, Michigan
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Paw Paw, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Falls Church, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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South Jordan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the award-winning architecture to the highly informative staff, one of which is a NYT bestselling author, I found the venue to be very affordable and to completely suit our needs.

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Thank Angie F
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

you can walk up to the top of the building and have a look over the city - the architecture is beautiful - never went inside.

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Thank Mette B
Livermore, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 weeks ago 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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Thank Nicolas C
Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 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 July 17, 2016

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 July 14, 2016

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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