Salt Lake City Public Library

Salt Lake City Public Library

Central City, Salt Lake City
  • Korey K.
    "spectacular view from the rooftop garden"(4 Tips)
    Phil S.
    "fabulous design by Moshe Safdie"(4 Tips)
    Zach F.
    "need to have a library card"(3 Tips)
    David A.
    "Childrens library is amazing!"(2 Tips)
54 Tips and reviews
  • scenic views
  • books
  • architecture
  • rooftop garden
  • moshe safdie
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  • Ali H.
    Ali Houghton1 week ago
    So many books 😍 my favorite library, study spot, and reading nook! Good tea at the cafe. Love the views from all the beautiful grand windows that surround the whole library 😊
  • Mitchell W.
    Massive beautiful library. Courtyard with a cafe and a few shops, large study areas with a view on each floor. Treat yourself, take the elevator to the roof and walk down the curving steps.
  • David H.
    David HuertaMarch 29
    Wifi blocks VPNs so your internet traffic is guaranteed to be as unsecured as possible. 👎🏽
  • Kaitlin T.
    Kaitlin TSeptember 19, 2016
    Easily one of the most beautiful and innovative libraries in the country. Don't miss the gorgeous architecture or lovely shops in Library Square!
  • William S.
    William SteinbachJuly 9, 2016
    The view from the roof of the library was awesome. I didn't look at the books, but there is A LOT, at least for someone like me. Homeless were inside using PC and reading, but they can use it too.
  • Alexander S.
    Alexander SMarch 19, 2016
    Very modern and simple to use
  • Christopher C.
    Christopher CaryJune 29, 2015
    Great architectural moment and perfect if distant people-chatter is conducive to your studying. That said—it's a little homeless-heavy.
  • Timothy G.
    Timothy GerberApril 19, 2015
    Check out the library store for some top notch stationary like Leuchterm 1917 note books, fridge magnets, and games.
  • CNN
    CNNApril 13, 2015
    Designed by Moshe Safdie, the library opened in 2003. A six-story curving wall hugs a central daylgiht-filled plaza, and a rooftop garden offers sweeping views of the Utah's Salt Lake Valley. Read more
  • Mohamed O.
    Mohamed OtaibiMarch 26, 2015
    Rarest of books
  • Peta S.
    Peta S.March 16, 2015
    What a beautifully constructed library.And they offer day passes for printing, copying, scanning, faxing and computer use at a nominal fee. CASH ONLY!!!
  • Levi E.
    Levi ElderOctober 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Why don't you have a library card? Did you know, that in addition to books, you may also checkout movies, music and art? They even have a wide selection to download.
  • C-SPAN
    C-SPANJune 9, 2014
    Opened in Feb. 2003. Designed by internationally-acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie. 240,000 square feet of space and over 500,000 books. Check out this C-SPAN video for more info. Read more
  • Gabe J.
    Gabe JensenFebruary 15, 2014
    Super cool library. However, it has literally the creepiest, most disgusting bathrooms I've ever encountered in my life. I've been to a rest stop in Wyoming with cleaner bathrooms.
  • B G.
    B GutierrezJuly 31, 2013
    Always a great time here
  • Emily N.
    Emily NewsomeDecember 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The new "lucky 7" feature is frickin fantastic! You can check out the latest best sellers for a week. No more waiting months for a hold!
  • Francois C.
    Francois CoquemontNovember 18, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Hide in the attic, in the basement.
  • Stephen
    StephenNovember 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Awesome library. Hobos have seriously infested this place though. Bathrooms, computers, and I think one lives in the phone booth.
  • Chanse F.
    Chanse FrenetteNovember 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Nice place. If you don't mind B.O. And cigarette smoke
  • Jessica S.
    Jessica S.August 2, 2012
    Grab a coffee from first floor and head to to the rooftop to read. If you have the kids with you, enjoy the Childrens library. Great people watching, and yes some are homeless.
  • Gad P.
    Gad PerezJune 20, 2012
    Dollar books- carts and carts of them.
  • Jared L.
    Jared LJune 3, 2012
    Party on the roof
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  • Scotty P.
    Scotty PhillipsMarch 30, 2012
    The art downstairs with poetry is beautiful
  • Taylor S.
    Taylor SmithMarch 27, 2012
    So many old creepy men.
  • Shawnee' M.
    Shawnee' MartinMarch 10, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The views from the rooftop are the best in the city. Bring a camera.
  • Trista B.
    Trista BackmanFebruary 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    My favorite place to study!
  • Geoff W.
    Geoff WhiteheadDecember 26, 2011
    Architectural design by renown Moshe Safdie
  • Gustavo B.
    Gustavo BrunoNovember 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I love this place. The librarians are so friendly and helpful.
  • Steven P.
    Steven PopeOctober 26, 2011
    This place is huge!
  • Jesse C.
    Jesse CrawfordOctober 20, 2011
    Architecture rocks. Upper floors are rad. Grab a coffee and enjoy at least an hour here.
  • haveAwonderful...
    haveAwonderful...September 30, 2011
    Is there anything better than a sexy geek?! I say "No!" If you agree then, the SLCPL is the best place to go and find one. On any given day, you're going to see some eye candy. Best Days: Sat & Sun
  • Zach Z.
    Zach ZundelAugust 18, 2011
    Here's my tip: the fourth floor balcony (It's across from the library proper, you go to the fourth floor and cross a sky bridge, but it's inside the building) is a great place to read. It's very quiet
  • Korey K.
    Korey KleinAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Take the elevator to the 5th floor and enjoy the spectacular view from the rooftop garden
  • Rob D Young
    Rob D YoungAugust 3, 2011
    There's a garden on the top. Check it out.
  • Taylor C.
    Taylor CJuly 21, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Also known as Salt Lake City Gathering of the Juggalos
  • Kyle Cameron S.
    take a book up to the rooftop garden Read more
  • Phil S.
    Phil SellersJuly 12, 2011
    Another fabulous design by Moshe Safdie who also designed the Jepson Center in Savannah
  • Adam A.
    Adam AudenMay 29, 2011
    Come take a look at this amazing building. Visit the roof garden if it's open.
    WeatherZombie.comMay 19, 2011
    The more you read, the tastier your brain becomes.
  • Suzanne B.
    Suzanne BurkhalterMarch 30, 2011
    Salt Lake Roasting Company Coffee on 1st floor by magazines....YUM!
  • David A.
    David AllenJanuary 20, 2011
    Childrens library is amazing! Little furniture and a fun little reading nook.
  • Zach F.
    Zach FOctober 28, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    You dont need to have a library card if all you want to do is forget your meds and shout at random passersby while reeking of urine and BO.
  • cliff l.
    cliff lyonJune 2, 2010
    Gorgeous architecture and well-planned mixed use reminiscent of the Milan Galleria and Piazza Il Duomo where people go to be seen and people watch. Surrounded by green open space. Read more
  • Misty M.
    Misty McIntyreMay 26, 2010
    Free lecture and movie series are always fantastic. Read more
  • Jennifer A.
    Anne Frank display is great!
  • Kimo W.
    Kimo WatanabeApril 21, 2010
    One of the best libraries in the states. Interesting architecture, plenty of great spots to read, work, and converse.
  • Danny W.
    Danny WoodheadApril 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Look out for the Juggalos that are always hanging out front being getto.
  • Strider G.
    Strider GoldenApril 14, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Stay off of the 2nd level. That is the young adult section and it is a little weird.
  • Shelbey P.
    Shelbey PetersonMarch 17, 2010
    Definitely one of my favorite buildings in the city. A must-see!
  • jamie s.
    jamie schultzFebruary 22, 2010
    best library ever- enjoy bright open spaces with lots of nooks to be productive. courtyard is gorgeous for spring picnics! Read more
  • Diane
    DianeFebruary 18, 2010
    Don't miss the rooftop garden- great views of the mountains, the City and County Building, and a geocache!
  • David
    DavidOctober 24, 2009
    I know, a library right? Well this one is AMAZING and deserves a visit. Perhaps the "sexiest" building in SLC or anywhere for that matter. Big bonus: Buy a coffee and something to nosh on from Salt La Read more
  • Taylor C.
    Taylor COctober 15, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    Get a library card
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