• 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 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.

  • 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.

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  • The City Library's digital Magazines

    Read and download full digital copies of your favorite magazines with Zinio Digital Magazines. The City Library’s revamped Zinio collection includes titles such as Harper’s, Inc., The Nation, and more.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Rooftop Yoga
    Inhale the future, exhale the past.

    Rooftop Yoga

    Join The City Library and Salt Lake Power Yoga for a series of free community yoga classes that are perfect for all ages and levels of expertise. Yoga classes will be offered two times each month May through September: a sunrise class on the second Friday of each month, and an evening class on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

  • Free Music Downloads
    All music is beautiful. Billy Strayhorn

    Free Music Downloads

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

  • 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.

  • Executive Director Search

    Salt Lake City Public Library seeks an energetic, community-engaging leader and outstanding motivator to be the next Executive Director.

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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.

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    Book Lists
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