Salt Lake City Public Library
E-mail: Contact Us: The City Library
- 210 East 400 South
- Salt Lake City UT 84111
Telephone: 801-524-8200 Fax: 801-524-8272
Hours, and Holidays:
- Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday 1-5 p.m.
- For holidays click here.
Internet sites and databases:
Public transportation, and Parking:
- For TRAX light rail, and bus routes click here.
- The library's underground parking facility can be accessed by turning mid-block from eastbound 400 South. Parking in this facility is free for the first half-hour, then $1.25 per half-hour after that. Any vehicle displaying a disability special group license plate or disability windshield placard may park in the parking garage at Library Square for two hours with no charge. Additional time beyond the two hours is $1.25 per half-hour.
The Salt Lake City Public Library has a good heraldry collection, and better than average Western Americana collection including books about Mormon and other ethnic pioneers. They participate in inter-library loan service. Their noteworthy genealogically related databases include: HeritageQuest Online, The Pioneer (Sons of Utah Pioneers), Utah Digital Newspapers, Digital Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps 1865-1970, Gale Virtual Reference Library, and the Biography Resource Center.
- Street parking at meters is free after 6:00 p.m., and on weekends visitors are allowed two hours free parking.
If you cannot visit or find a record at the Salt Lake City Public Library, a similar record may be available at one of the following.
- Salt Lake City Public Library branches of the Main Library
- Salt Lake County Library Ancestry Library ed., Newsbank, HeritageQuest Online, and World Vital Records databases.
- West Valley City
- Utah State Archives newspapers, deaths, land, courts, local histories, naturalizations, military, directories, criminals
- Utah State Historical Society - thousands of family histories, photographs, books, manuscript collections, telephone directories, maps, newspapers, yearbooks, and periodicals are available in the Research Center and online.
- Family History Library LDS membership, temple records, over 300 computers with genealogical databases, and microfilms of civil, church, immigration, naturalization, ethnic, military, and genealogicial manuscripts worldwide.
- Church History Library of the LDS Church 1830 to now with diaries, manuscripts, Church records, photographs, oral histories, architectural drawings, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, maps, microforms, and audiovisual materials.
- University of Utah, historical-biographical sources, newspapers, government documents, and Western Americana
- Brigham Young University, genealogy, county histories, censuses, Family History Center, digitized family histories
- Daughters of Utah Pioneers the Museum displays artifacts, and the History Department collects and preserves about 100,000 histories of pioneers who set out for, settled, or were born in Utah Territory before 10 May 1869.
- Sons of Utah Pioneers Library has manuscripts, biographies, family and local histories, pioneer handcart companies, Mormon Battalion records, Revolutionary War military records, passenger lists, and historical periodicals.
- United States District Court of Utah federal court records.
- Salt Lake County Court local court records.