Salt Lake City Public Library, Salt Lake City

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Designed to project a peaceful atmosphere using natural lighting and an open-plan layout, Salt Lake City Public Library houses more than half a million volumes and gives visitors many opportunities to make use of them. The six-story building's curved exterior welcomes sunlight. Wander the halls and reading spaces, moving upward among themed areas. Keep your voice down at the top, where many people are studying. Be sure to take a look out the glass wall on the south side for a sweeping view of the urban area and backdrop of mountains. Plan to visit Salt Lake City Public Library during your Salt Lake City vacation using our convenient Salt Lake City trip planner.
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  • While I have only been inside the library once prior to closing due to Covid restrictions, the exterior design and grounds are spectacular. Very modern European in appearance.  more »
  • We love coming to the library and enjoying the atmosphere and wandering around the grounds and enjoying the architecture. All you need is an ID for a library card!  more »
  • The structure is beautiful and there's a lot of great reading options inside. extremely wide selection of books, and lots of online resources available if you have a library card. The librarians were helpful and knew what they were doing. Very spacious, with lots of room to read and study. My one complaint is that they don't have free parking.
  • Great Staff! Every staff member I came into contact with was incredibly helpful and kind. Like any urban library, you can expect to see people from all walks of life - the staff there treat everyone with patience and kindness. The library itself is lovely, easy to navigate, and has numerous resources to search for and find your book.

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