• 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.

  • 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.

  • Overdrive: Ebooks & EAudiobooks
    Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning. William Arthur Ward

    Overdrive: Ebooks & EAudiobooks

    The City Library's connection to Overdrive provides cardholders with access to free downloads of eBooks and eAudiobooks

  • Free Music Downloads
    All music is beautiful. Billy Strayhorn

    Free Music Downloads

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

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Seeking Board Members
    Your library is your portrait. Holbrook Jackson

    Seeking Board Members

    The City Library Board has vacancies. Visit the Library Board page for information and application instructions.

  • 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.

  • 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.

LEARN MORE
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    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.

    mom and daughter enjoying books

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.