On the morning of Monday, May 3, visitors walked through an archway of balloons and into the The City Library’s Sprague Branch. For the first time in a little over two years, this historic library was open to the public—refreshed, remodeled, and stocked with brand-new books!

Since opening in 1928…

From the archives: photos of City Library staff in costumes throughout the years! How many of you recognize the old Main Library building? Many of the building’s features have been preserved by its new resident, The Leonardo Museum.

Although The City Library’s buildings have been closed to the public for the last three months, we’ve been as busy as our rooftop bees! The COVID-19 pandemic led to some temporary — but necessary — changes to the way we handle Library services, programs, and events. Library Staff are working…

Prepared by The City Library Administration — May 21, 2020. Updated August 20, 2020.

In the past few weeks, we’ve seen local businesses begin to reopen. The City Library has prepared a draft plan for a phased return to library service. Last week, Utah Governor Gary Herbert released version 4.4 of the “Phased Guidelines for the General Public and Businesses to Maximize Public Health and Economic Reactivation.” The City Public Library’s plan is in accordance with this staged approach. Here you will find what to expect during the different stages of COVID-19 restrictions, and the conditions the Library must meet in order to offer services.

The City Library

The Salt Lake City Public Library System

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