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Library Director Jim Cooper pictureJim Cooper
Library Director

Salt Lake County Libraries are your libraries, and we're here to help you discover all of the information and entertainment you're looking for. Whether you're young, young at heart, or somewhere in between, your county library card is your passport to boundless possibilities.

We offer books, music, movies, magazines - in a variety of formats - and much, much more to meet your needs for learning and leisure.  From personal reference services, including personalized booklists for your individual tastes, to computers with free Internet access, your Salt Lake County Library is here to put you in touch with the world.

Be sure to explore the many programs, children's storytimes, events and exhibits offered at the county library nearest you.  A wealth of culture, education and entertainment is waiting to be discovered.

Library Cards

Begin your exploration of the many library services with a free library card, which includes free Internet access at any branch.  If you live in Salt Lake County and are 18 years or older, stop by any library to apply or you can preregister online.  Children ages 5-17 are eligible too, but a parent or guardian must first approve the card.

A Wealth of Materials

The library offers over two million items for checkout (and circulates over 15 million items a year), including books, audiobooks, periodicals, CDs, and DVDs.  The library also has eBooks and eAudiobooks to download to your electronic reader/audio devices.  You'll find booklists in every library and on our site with suggestions in a wide variety of topics.  If the item you want is checked out or on order, you can place a hold or reserve it, and we'll alert you when it's available; you can also do this on our website and receive email alerts.

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Services and Collections

At the library, we strive to make a positive impact in our customers' lives, including offering these services. Here are some additional special services and collections.

- Materials in Spanish are available at all libraries, with the largest collection at the Hunter Library.

- The Library offers a service to Home Bound patrons in which you can order and receive library materials in your mailbox.  This program is provided to any Salt Lake County inhabitant who is unable to physically access the libraries.  For the visually impaired we offer large print books and audiobooks.

- We may be able to obtain harder to find materials through our Inter-Library Loan service, which gives you access to materials from 7,000 libraries across the U.S.

- Book club collections are available upon request by calling Customer Service at (801) 943-4636.


Monday-Thursday 10am-9pm

Friday & Saturday 10am-6pm

Customer Service
(801) 943-4636

Library Locations

A directory of the 18 Salt Lake County Library locations.

Library Locations
Wireless Access

Free wireless access for mobile devices is available at all of our branches for County Library card holders.