Salt Lake City Public Library

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Salt Lake City Public Library

Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  Contact Us: The City Library


210 East 400 South
Salt Lake City UT 84111

Telephone:[2]  801-524-8200    Fax:  801-524-8272

Hours, and Holidays:[2] 

  • Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday 1-5 p.m.
  • For holidays click here.[3]

Internet sites and databases:

Public transportation, and Parking:

  • For TRAX light rail, and bus routes click here.[4]
  • The library's underground parking facility can be accessed by turning mid-block from eastbound 400 South. Parking in this facility is free for the first half-hour, then $1.25 per half-hour after that. Any vehicle displaying a disability special group license plate or disability windshield placard may park in the parking garage at Library Square for two hours with no charge. Additional time beyond the two hours is $1.25 per half-hour.[2]

Collection Description

The Salt Lake City Public Library has a good heraldry collection, and better than average Western Americana collection including books about Mormon and other ethnic pioneers. They participate in inter-library loan service. Their noteworthy genealogically related databases include: HeritageQuest Online, The Pioneer (Sons of Utah Pioneers), Utah Digital Newspapers, Digital Sanborn Insurance Maps 1865-1970, Gale Virtual Reference Library, and the Biography Resource Center.[5]

Substitute Repositories

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If you cannot visit or find a record at the Salt Lake City Public Library, a similar record may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • Salt Lake City Public Library branches
  • Salt Lake County Library System

Similar Collections

  • Draper
  • Granger
  • West Valley City

Neighboring Collections

  • Utah State Archives
  • Utah State Historical Society
  • Family History Library
  • Church History Library (LDS)
  • University of Utah Library
  • Daughters of Utah Pioneers
  • Sons of Utah Pioneers
  • Federal Courthouse
  • Salt Lake County Courthouse


  1. Salt Lake City Public Library, Contact Us [online email] at [accessed 5 November 2009].
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Salt Lake City Public Library, Contact Us - Branches - Main Library [Internet site] at [[accessed 5 November 2009].
  3. Salt Lake City Public Library, Locations and Hours [Internet site] at [accessed 5 November 2009].
  4. "Utah Transit Authority" at (accessed 6 August 2009).
  5. Salt Lake City Public Library, Research Center [Internet site] at [accessed 5 November 2009].