Salt Lake City Public Library

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Salt Lake City Public Library
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Contact Information[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Tip[edit | edit source]

  • Street parking at meters is free after 6:00 p.m., and on weekends visitors are allowed two hours free parking.

Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

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

Overlapping Collections

Similar Collections

Neighboring Collections

  • Utah Vital Records Office, Salt Lake City, Utah, births and deaths since 1905; marriages and divorces since 1978.
  • Utah State Archives newspapers, deaths, land, court, local history, naturalization, military, directories, criminals
  • Utah State Historical Society family histories, photographs, books, manuscript collections, telephone directories, maps, newspapers, yearbooks, and periodicals are available in the Research Center and online.[6]
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, and records pertaining to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  • Church History Library of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1830 to now with diaries, manuscripts, Church records, photographs, oral history, architectural drawings, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, maps, microforms, audiovisual materials.[7]
  • University of Utah, historical-biographical sources, newspapers, government documents, and Western Americana
  • Brigham Young University, genealogy, local history, censuses, Family History Center, digitized family histories
  • Daughters of Utah Pioneers the Museum displays artifacts, and the History Department collects and preserves about 100,000 histories of pioneers who set out for, settled, or were born in Utah Territory before 10 May 1869.[8]
  • Sons of Utah Pioneers manuscripts, biographies, family and local histories, pioneer handcart companies, Mormon Battalion records, Revolutionary War military records, passenger lists, and historical periodicals.[9]
  • United States District Court of Utah federal court records.
  • Salt Lake County Court local court records.
  • Salt Lake County Clerk, Salt Lake City, Utah, marriages since 1887, probate records since 1852.
  • Salt Lake County Recorder, Salt Lake City, Utah, property, tax, and military discharge DD-214 papers.
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Sources[edit | edit source]

  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].
  6. "Research Center and Collections" and "Collections Available at the Research Center" in Utah State History [Internet site] at (accessed 18 October 2008).
  7. "Church History Library and Archives" in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [Internet site] at (accessed 18 October 2008).
  8. "Pioneer Museum" and "History Department" pages in International Society ~ Daughter of Utah Pioneers [Internet site] at (accessed 18 October 2008).
  9. Sons of Utah Pioneers, SUP Library [Internet site] at [accessed 6 November 2009].