|ADDRESS||8030 South 1825 West|
West Jordan, Utah 84088
|CUSTOMER SERVICES DEPT.||(801) 943-4636|
The new West Jordan Library is located on the South side of Veterans Memorial Park in the Viridian. We share the facility with Salt Lake County Library System’s administration, including management, customer support and information technology, as well as the Viridian Event Center, our exciting new community gathering place.
With our beautiful views of the park and the mountains, West Jordan library provides a welcoming space to browse for a good book, DVD or CD from our collection of interesting and entertaining materials for children, teens and adults. Be sure you don’t miss our mouthwatering collection of cookbooks and our new urban homesteading collection for guidance with your backyard chickens. If family friendly fun is what you’re looking for, please join us for our wide variety of engaging programs designed to capture the interest of little ones and adults. Looking for something quieter? We have two small conference rooms available for meetings or study groups.
Technology is also an important component of the West Jordan Library. We offer access the Internet using our public computers and several comfortable locations to use our wi-fi. Be sure to take a look at our automated book sorter that checks in your materials before your eyes and Self-Check-Out stations to reduce time spent waiting in line.
West Jordan library staff looks forward to answering your questions and helping you to find just what you’re looking for so please stop in and say hello.
You can also get more information about the library and the event center at the Viridian web site. There are many great pictures, information and historical facts about the library at the center's construction site.
Energy & Environmental Design
This new center was designed for world class energy savings, minimal environment impact, and conservation of resources. Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED) is a set of sustainable principles that can be used to ensure new buildings are designed and constructed with relevant environmental considerations. The center is in the process of being evaluated for the LEED Gold level which is the second highest certification awarded by the LEED organization.
The Viridian West Jordan Library & Event Center energy production, its energy consumption, the weather at the center and many other parameters can be viewed at the online smart building kiosk. Many of the design features that make this center a model for energy & environmental design can be viewed in the "green features" section of the kiosk. Check it out.
There are numerous reasons to build a "green building." Environmental benefits include the enhancement and protection of ecosystems and biodiversity, the protection of air and water quality, the reduction of solid waste and the conservation of natural resources. Health and community benefits include improving air, thermal and acoustic environments, enhancing occupant comfort and health, minimizing strain on local infrastructure and contributing to overall quality of life. There are also significant economic benefits like reducing operating costs, enhancing building and land values, improving productivity and learning, and optimizing life-cycle economic performance.
Salt Lake County Library is proud to partner with Rocky Mountain Power for the Blue Sky renewable energy program which generates electricity with little or no emissions. It effectively uses resources that replenish themselves naturally, like wind, solar and biomass. The use of renewable energy at the Viridian West Jordan Library & Event Center, Herriman, Magna and Millcreek Libraries have had the equivalent environmental benefit of hundreds of thousands of miles not driven or thousands of trees planted. Thank you for supporting your community library and helping us help the environment of the Salt Lake valley.
For more information you can visit www.rockymountainpower.net/bluesky.
The new center opened in June, 2012. If you would like to view how the construction process unfolded and interesting facts about the library visit the Library Construction Site for details.
Upcoming West Jordan Library Events
Mon. - Thurs.
10 am - 9 pm
10 am - 6 pm
For more information, call our Customer Services Department at (801) 943-4636 or register online.Online Room Reservations