frequently asked questions
The City Library is considering a pilot of 24/7 Library Service at the Main Library. Click here to find answers to common questions.
We read to know that we are not alone.William Nicholson
Did you find a shiny new iPad, Kindle Fire or Android tablet with your name on it under the tree last month? If so, make sure you check out The City Library's Zinio offerings! Full digital copies of your favorite magazines available for download and viewing on your tablet or mobile device. Unlimited access to the entire collection with your Library Card!
A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.Orson Welles
This streaming movie service provides unlimited access to award-winning shorts, feature films, and documentaries. With thousands of films to choose from across more than 50 countries, IndieFlix offers a viewing experience you can't get anywhere else. And it's all free with your library card!
Joy is a subtle elf; I think one's happiest when he forgets himself.Cyril Tourneur
The City Library now offers Library Elf, a web-based service to help keep your whole family's library accounts in order, with options for text message alerts when items are due and much more.
Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.Thomas Huxley
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.
The City Library has eBooks!
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!
The City Library is pleased to provide access to dozens of databases for our patrons at all City Library locations. In addition, if you have a City Library card and internet access, you can access many of these database resources from your home.
The City Library offers downloadable ebooks & eaudiobooks with 3M Cloud Library, Overdrive, and OneClickDigital, music with Freegal, and streaming movies with Indieflix. With your library card, just click to explore!
The City Library hosts a variety of book clubs at multiple locations that are bound to generate interesting discussion and insight. Click on a book club below to learn more about their meetings and what books are being read.
The City Library receives loads of new materials every month. Click the links to see the items most recently added to our collection.