Located in scenic Moab, Utah, the Grand County Public Library boasts a modern design with 18-foot ceilings and an open floor plan. The facility features state-of-the-art technology including more than 50 computers for all age levels, as well as a new reference library, and space for the library’s special collections.
Known for personal attention and small class sizes, Snow College wanted a library and classroom building that would be highly functional, yet future-conscious and flexible for multiple uses.
The Cedar City Public Library, locally known as Library in the Park, incorporates new and recycled materials in its design, featuring primarily stone, wood, and glass. The heavy timbers used throughout the structure are railroad trestle beams harvested from rail lines that once served the Great Salt Lake. The wood was used for the primary structural columns and to support a canopy of stainless steel wire mesh at the entrance to the facility. Patrons enjoy shaded outdoor reading areas thanks to moveable canopies made of recycled materials.
Located adjacent to South Jordan City Hall—and a part of the city’s centralization plan—this branch of the Salt Lake County Library system nearly doubled the size of the previous library that had been located several blocks away.
Serving University of Utah students for more than 75 years, the Marriott Library complex has evolved in several phases to keep up with campus needs. However, a study performed by Reaveley in 2001 found lateral force resisting deficiencies in the building. This, along with the potential for loss of life and irreplaceable collections, made the library complex the University’s top priority for rehabilitation.
Funded through a voter-approved Salt Lake County program and bonds, the Millcreek Community Center is a gathering place for the young and old. Amenities such as a library, gymnasium, fitness and aerobic rooms, walking track, senior lounge, and community cafe make it a true intergenerational facility.
This branch of the Salt Lake City Library system serves as a neighborhood anchor and civic center. The first floor contains staff and building support areas, a children’s collection, teen/young adult spaces, and the Moka Cafe. A creative lab offers patrons access to the latest technologies like 3D printing.
With 90% of its structural design exposed, the Downtown branch of the Salt Lake City Library is a visually exciting place. It has become a local tourist attraction and community gathering place.