• Five Stars in 2014
    Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground. Theodore Roosevelt

    Five Stars in 2014

    The Salt Lake City Public Library has retained its 5-Star Public Library status for the fourth straight year in 2014, as ranked by Library Journal’s Index of Public Library Service.

  • New hours at Chapman starting December 1

    Beginning December 1, the Chapman Branch will operate during new hours. The branch's new schedule will be 11am-8pm Mon-Fri, 10am-7pm on Saturdays, and noon-6pm on Sundays.

  • The Big Read
    There was nothing to do now and the days were long and empty. —from "When the Emperor Was Divine"

    The Big Read

    The Big Read gives communities the opportunity to come together to read, discuss, and celebrate literature. From now through April 2015, The City Library will be hosting events and book discussions centered on Julie Otsuka's novel "When the Emperor Was Divine". The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in partnership with Arts Midwest.

  • Free Access to Lynda.com
    Try to learn something about everything and everything about something. Thomas Huxley

    Free Access to Lynda.com

    slcpl.org/lynda provides an extensive library of training videos on practically any software program imaginable, including business productivity programs, professional design software, audio and video production, mobile platforms, and so much more.

  • Books make great gifts
    A friend is a gift you give yourself. Robert Louis Stevenson

    Books make great gifts

    Pick up a great book for a loved one (or yourself!) at The Friends of The City Library's annual Holiday Used Book Sale on Saturday, December 6, at the Main Library.

  • Have a tablet or smartphone? Put a book on it!
    The City Library has eBooks!

    Have a tablet or smartphone? Put a book on it!

    The City Library offers eBooks and downloadable audiobooks, free with your Library Card. If you haven't checked out our eBook and downloadable audiobook offerings lately, it's now easier than ever to browse and download over 15,000 titles. You can read or listen anytime, anywhere, on any mobile device!

  • Be caught up in the communal spirit. It's an inspiring time of year. —Mario Thomas

    Join us for seasonal films, music, and activities, all while preparing for the holidays with help from the Shops at Library Square. This year's event coincides with the Friends of The City Library Holiday Used Book Sale, which will be taking place all day in the Book Sale area.

  • Your library in the palm of your hand
    The City Library App is Now Available!

    Your library in the palm of your hand

    The City Library's app is now available in each of the App Stores for Apple, Android/Google, Kindle, and Windows Phone devices. With a variety of useful features, the app lets you connect to the Library while you're on the go.



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