UPDATE 3/27/20: After reassessing the current situation involving COVID-19 (Coronavirus), all City Library locations will remain closed until further notice. This decision aligns with official health guidance from both the County and State that stresses the importance of social distancing and avoidance of mass gatherings.
All events, programs, and outreach have been cancelled, along with meeting room reservations, through Tuesday, September 1, 2020.
The Library continues to provide virtual services and access to our electronic collections, including eBooks, audiobooks, digital magazines, music, movies, research databases, learning platforms, and more. We have moved funds in order to buy more eBooks and eAudiobooks for our collection. We have also created an online registration process for new library cards, to make it as easy as possible to access our services.
At this time, we are not offering access to the Library's physical collections (books, DVDs, CDs, etc.), and ask that any materials that are already checked out not be returned until further notice. As always, no late fees will be charged. For updates, follow us on social media:
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UPDATE 3/13/20: As a precautionary measure to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), The City Library will close all locations from Sunday, March 15 through Sunday, March 29. On March 27, we will re-evaluate the situation to determine if we need to extend the closure beyond March 29.
- All programs, events, outreach, and meeting room reservations have been cancelled through Sunday, April 19.
- Due dates for all checked out materials have been extended until the Library re-opens. We will not be collecting materials deposited in our bookdrops; patrons do not need to return their materials by the scheduled due date. As always, the Library will not charge late fees. Patrons can disregard notices of overdue items from now through March 29. Patrons can still place holds on items, but will not be able to pick them up until the Library re-opens.
- All InterLibrary Loan (ILL) requests are suspended until further notice due to the closure of libraries across the United States and Canada. This includes new requests for our patrons as well as loans to other libraries.
At this time, the Library has no reason to believe our staff or patrons have come into contact with Coronavirus. Like many other organizations and institutions, we are striving to do our part to help prevent the spread of this virus.
The Digital Library is always available for cardholders, including our vast collection of eBooks, eMagazines, audiobooks, music-streaming, and learning resources.
UPDATE 3/12/20: Salt Lake City Public Library will be canceling all events from Friday, March 13 through Sunday, April 19. We will also cancel all meeting room reservations beginning on Friday, March 13 through Sunday, April 19.
We will be reevaluating this timeline for meeting room availability on Friday, March 27.