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Salt Lake City Main Library

Salt Lake City Main Library Review

Few libraries in America can match the soaring architectural excitement of the main library in Salt Lake City's system. Designed by Moshe Safdie and built in 2003, this modern building has become a cultural center for the city. Inspired by the Roman Coliseum, it features a six-story walkable wall that serves as both sculpture and function, allowing for great views and a path up the building. Activities are scheduled here all year, in the 300-seat auditorium, the plaza, or the spacious atrium. From the rooftop garden you get a 360-degree view of the valley and mountains. The on-site coffee shop, deli, shops, writing center, and public radio station mean you can stay here all day. There are also 500,000 books, and kids will love the Crystal Cave and Treehouse Room in the huge children's section. It's no wonder Library Journal named this the 2006 Library of the Year in the United States

    Contact Information

  • Address: 210 E. 400 South St., Downtown, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 | Map It
  • Phone: 801/524–8200
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Mon.–Thurs. 9–9, Fri. and Sat. 9–6, Sun. 1–5
  • Website:
  • Location: Downtown Salt Lake

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