• frequently asked questions
    info about 24/7 library service exploration

    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.

  • Library Elf is here to help
    Joy is a subtle elf; I think one's happiest when he forgets himself. Cyril Tourneur

    Library Elf is here to help

    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.

  • Native American Heritage Month

    November is Native American Heritage Month. Take this opportunity to explore the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, histories, and contributions of Native Americans.

  • A concert is not a live rendition of an album. It's a theatrical event. Freddie Mercury

    The City Library's Local Music Collection—housed on the first floor of the Main Library—includes a diverse, growing selection of CDs from a variety of artists located in the Salt Lake City area.

  • Your library in the palm of your hand
    Download The City Library Mobile App!

    Your library in the palm of your hand

    The City Library's app is available in each of the App Stores for Apple, Android, 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.

  • Free Music Downloads
    All music is beautiful. Billy Strayhorn

    Free Music Downloads

    Check out Freegal, The City Library's free (legal!) music download service.

  • Zinio Digital Magazines
    We read to know that we are not alone. William Nicholson

    Zinio Digital Magazines

    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!

  • 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!

  • Library Branch Hours Survey
    I have never been shy about listening to the input of others and weighing it seriously. Alice Sebold

    Library Branch Hours Survey

    The City Library is conducting a survey to ensure that the Library branches are open and available for the community at the right times.

  • Cypress Résumé
    Work to become, not to acquire. Elbert Hubbard

    Cypress Résumé

    With Cypress Résumé, you can create professional résumés in three quick and easy steps. Simply type basic information about yourself and Cypress Résumé will automatically format your page layout and generate concise, descriptive statements detailing your abilities. Cypress Résumé also makes expertly written cover letters available, specifically geared toward specific job titles and professions.

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.

    woman enjoying music

    people in theater

Films On Demand is a web-based service that allows you to view streaming videos anytime, anywhere. Thousands of videos are available for in-class use and remote viewing from the library, in the dorm, or at home.

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The City Library receives loads of new materials every month. Read More to see lists of our most recent acquisitions, organized by material type and month.