Salt Lake City Public Library

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Salt Lake City Public Library
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Key Info

210 East 400 South

Price & Hours

Free
Mon-Thurs 9 a.m.-9 p.m. | Fri-Sat 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Sun 1-5 p.m.

Details

Sightseeing, Free Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
4.8scorecard
  • 5.0Value
  • 5.0Facilities
  • 5.0Atmosphere

Whether you like to read or look at beautiful architecture, the stunning and contemporary Salt Lake City Public Library could be worth your while. Located in the downtown area, the library has more than 500,000 books and plenty of cozy corners ideal for hunkering down with a good story. Recent visitors say the architecture alone is reason enough to visit, while others appreciated the friendly staff and on-site cafe. There are also a variety of shops and cafes around Library Square (just outside the library), not to mention a garden for those who want to read outside.

The library is open every day of the week (although hours vary depending on the day), and you don't have to pay to peruse. For more information, visit the Salt Lake City Public Library's website.

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