Library users visiting the county library branch in South Salt Lake will have to content themselves with using a specially outfitted bookmobile for the next month.
The South Salt Lake Library at 2480 S. State closed its doors for good Monday after 36 years at that location. When the branch reopens in January, it will be located across the street (State Street) and just around the corner at 220 E. Morris Ave.The move is necessary because the building that housed the library and South Salt Lake city offices has been sold and will be demolished to make way for a medical clinic.
Library employees will be spending the next month moving the library collection to its new facility. When it reopens, it will continue to feature popular reading materials for all ages and will retain its emphasis on business and community service.
An area designed expressly for children will be included in the new library, which again will be located adjacent to South Salt Lake's municipal and police offices.
The new location is on the frontage road on the south side of I-80 between State Street and 300 East. Morris Avenue has one-way access from State Street but two-way access to 300 East. Two-way access from State Street will also be available on Oakland Avenue to a parking lot behind the new building.
The bookmobile will be located at the Morris Avenue site.