Salt Lake City Public Library
A dynamic civic resource that promotes free and open access to information, materials and services to all members of the community to advance knowledge, foster creativity, encourage the exchange of ideas, build community and enhance the quality of life.
Public libraries are there to offer as a dynamic, versatile community center. Impactful use, among other purposes, is to “find work, apply to college, secure government benefit, and immerse oneself in learning". All these, and more, are effectively supported only when constructed on a foundation of an environment that is welcoming, encouraging, and innovative. This should be achieved in all tangible and intangible aspects of a thoughtfully programmed library. The Salt Lake City Public Library does well to encompass these notions. Their only pick fall is the expensive public parking, which deters those visitors who especially need this resource in their life.
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I came from California and visited the place and quickly signed up! Staff are amazing! And their homeless are reasonable. Those who complain, visit California! Utah is the best state ever! Child friendly, wealthy and the libraries are awesome! Super happy.
Excellent Library! Very interesting architecturally, creating a unique public space with a market of small business. Awesome quiet seating areas for reading, polite socializing, and people watching. One of the better childrens libraries, with fun reading areas. Great plaza with fountain and sculptures. Green roof with seating, as well as sweeping ramp access. Just a fun place, one of my favorites!
Been to this library many times over the years. It is absolutely gorgeous! Worth a visit. Only downside are the hobos, which aren't a big deal during the day time.
When I first moved to Utah, I was at the library daily to use the Internet to look for jobs and such. It was a really great atmosphere, too. My kids got that, yesterday as we explored each level. I found myself somewhat disappointed because the library as a whole is in desperate need of a deep cleaning and touch-ups throughout. This is a centerpiece of the city and to see it getting so worn and abused is sad. On a more positive note, the staff in the children's area is awesome. They are fun, friendly, and knowledgeable. I see folks commenting on the homeless population but really that always strikes me as such an odd complaint. I don't care who is at the library if they are there utilizing it for all its worth. I don't see people sleeping or laying about, I saw folks reading and engaging in a space meant for such. It wasn't like a block away where we saw a guy smoking crack near another man that was passed out in a parking space. Sure there's a problem in the city but I think the library does a decent job keeping riff raff at bay.