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Building Updates

The County Library is always striving to improve our facilities and services for all county residents, and we're very excited about our upcoming improvements. Our new library building projects, designs for dramatic renovations to some of the existing libraries and plans for continued refinements to our technological resources, are designed to be able to provide you with the most up-to-date service.

Granite Branch - Grand Opening Friday, July 15

On Friday, July 15 from 10:30 am–7 pm, celebrate the Grand Opening of the new Granite branch with crafts, games, and activities for adults and kids.

In 2020 we broke ground on the Granite branch, a 33,000 square-foot facility in South Salt Lake, located at the corner of 3300 South and 500 East. The Granite branch is built on the site of the old Granite High School building, which was closed in 2009. Community feedback was instrumental in the design and planned services of the Granite branch, which focuses on preserving the history and community of the neighborhood.

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    When will Granite branch open?

    The Granite branch will celebrate its grand opening July 15, from 10:30 am to 7 pm.

    How is Granite High School incorporated in the new branch?

    The Granite branch was designed to pay homage to Granite High School by incorporating a modern take on the lines and colors of the old buildings. In addition, the “Farmer’s Way” area of the branch highlights historic photographs and memorabilia, including the mounted original Granite seal mosaic from the school entrance.

    What outdoor spaces are being built?

    In addition to green space and an art installation by Day Christiansen, the Granite branch will include a playground for kids, an amphitheater for performances and events, and a wide plaza designed to accommodate food trucks.

    What technology tools will be in the collection?

    The Granite branch will have a large Create Space, with virtual reality technology, a Create AV recording studio, 3D printing, and design tools. It will also have a Create Kitchen for classes and events focused on culinary literacy, nutrition, and community food traditions.

    What meeting and study space will be available?

    The Granite branch will have a large meeting room that seats up to 100 people for community events, a conference room, and five smaller study rooms for meetings, tutoring, and other sessions.

Daybreak Branch

In 2019 we broke ground on the Daybreak branch, a 28,000 square foot facility located in South Jordan at 11358 Grandville Avenue. In planning meetings, residents requested an energized spot for the community to gather. The branch is located on the TRAX Red Line for easy access. The branch also serves as community green space, with landscaped paths leading to a rooftop terrace.

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    When did the Daybreak branch open?

    The Daybreak branch Grand Opening was April 30, 2022.

    What outdoor spaces are built?

    The Daybreak branch has an outdoor amphitheater for gatherings and performances and a rooftop patio with a photovoltaic array on the roof. The west side of the building has pathways through extensive landscaping as part of a rewilding effort to add green space to the Daybreak town center. The Daybreak branch also includes an outdoor plaza with an art installation by James Brenner, and an open courtyard in the center of the building.

    What technology and art tools are in the collection?

    The Daybreak branch has a large Create Space with virtual reality technology, a Create AV recording studio, 3D printing, design tools, and a bike repair shop. It also has gallery space for community art shows.

    What meeting and study space are available?

    The Daybreak branch has a large meeting room that seats up to 72 people for community events, a conference room, and four smaller study rooms for meetings, tutoring, and other sessions.

Smith Branch permanently CLOSED on March 26, 2022

As the Granite branch nears completion, there is still a great deal of work to get all the books, resources, and services ready for the public. The staff is hard at work to packing up the collection at Smith and moving some of it to the Granite branch and other branches in the system. The Smith staff will be instrumental in moving the full collection into the new Granite branch, and preparing the branch for opening day. This will take several weeks.

Items checked out from the Smith branch can be returned to any County Library branch. Holds from Smith will be moved to the Millcreek branch, located at 2266 E Evergreen Ave (3435 S). Adjustments to your hold location can be made online. Once the Granite branch is open you can adjust your holds to be available there.