• 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!

  • I Love My Librarian Award
    Do you love your librarian? nominations open until Sep 24

    I Love My Librarian Award

    The Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award encourages library users to recognize the accomplishments of librarians in public, school, college, community college and university libraries for their efforts to improve the lives of people in their community.

  • The Big Read
    One day she said she couldn’t bear it anymore. The wind. The dust. The endless waiting. —from "When the Emperor Was Divine"

    The Big Read

    The Big Read gives communities the opportunity to come together to read, discuss, and celebrate literature. From now through April 2015, The City Library will be hosting events and book discussions centered on Julie Otsuka's novel "When the Emperor Was Divine". The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in partnership with Arts Midwest.

  • Free Music Downloads
    All music is beautiful. Billy Strayhorn

    Free Music Downloads

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

  • introducing indieflix!
    A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet. Orson Welles

    introducing indieflix!

    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!

  • Learn a Language
    Use what language you will, you can never say anything but what you are. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Learn a Language

    The City Library's Mango Languages database can help you expand your language toolkit.

  • 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 e-books and e-audiobooks

  • 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.

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

    Zinio Digital Magazines

    Full digital copies of your favorite magazines! View magazines on both your computer or mobile device. Unlimited access to the entire collection.

  • 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.



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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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.