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Salt Lake City Public Library

210 East 400 South

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.


Camille Crandall

Monday, June 11, 2018
I had my bridal photos done here and I loved how they turned out! Inside and outside. So many great back drops and plays with texture and patterns. Great garden area outside. I don't think we had to pay either. Which was a great perk. I can't say anything for the books though. I'll definitely be back for that purpose.

Jon Agan

Monday, May 21, 2018
Great selection and beautiful building. Even has a rooftop garden to enjoy. With any public library in a city, yes there are homeless people about but they seem to stay to themselves and they should be able to enjoy the library just like everyone else. Although, a larger security presence might help put minds at ease as it seems many of these reviewers can’t be in the same space as someone who is homeless.

Sydney Schramm

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
The view of the mountains and valley is stunning. Really enjoyable. Plus, the building is beautiful and very comfortable. True, there are homeless people, and some do stink, but the library is large enough that this isn't a huge problem. Most of the time they keep to themselves, I've only seen a possible fight when someone started insulting a homeless man's work ethic. Also, there are activity labs to learn new skills (music making, videography), art galleries, life size chess sets, a kids only floor, etc. in the same building but outside of the library are a cheap used book store ($1), salon, cafe, and a plants store. There aren't any decent parking options. Your cheapest bet is $2/hour on the street.


Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018
It's a beautiful building inside and out, amazing facilities and the faculty are stellar. One of the best libraries I've ever visited.

Zed Sonder

Thursday, July 26, 2018
This is the beacon of Salt Lake City when I was here over 8 years ago as an employee of the library and now as a visitor. The staff are progressive, insightful and are surrounded with countless resources to empower the community. While there is concern over the houseless population by others, I’d like to thank the library for working as much as they can with this disenfranchised population, providing social worker services inside the library itself. If you are visiting Salt Lake, this is the place, a flower in the desert as evident by the surrounding buildings and infrastructure that the library has helped inspire. Is it perfect? No. However, you would be hard pressed to find a better library with the same population count across the United States - I’ve been to the Portland, Oregon Central Library and this library is still surperior in architecture, in programming and in progressing a dialogue of self empowered and community empowered education.

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