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125th Anniversary Header Banner and Logo

This year marks the 125th anniversary of the opening of The Salt Lake City Public Library (The City Library). All year long, we’ll be celebrating our continuing legacy as a citywide institution. This timeline highlights just some of the key events that led to The City Library as we know it today.

We’ll be sharing booklists of some of the most well-known and important books published during the lifetime of The City Library. Revisit an old favorite or read some of the classics for the first time!

Popular Titles: 1898-1919
Popular Titles: 1920s
Popular Titles: 1930s
Popular Titles: 1940s
Popular Titles: 1950s
Popular Titles: 1960s