Just across from Salt Lake Public Library’s main location at 210 E 400 S, Library Square offers a few choices for studying spots for students.
“We have a student lounge on the fourth floor with some soft seating,” says Rita Branch-Davis, coordinator for Library Square Center. “We are also working on setting up a break room on the fourth floor.”
The break room has tables and chairs to seat 12, plus kitchen-like counters and cabinets with a sink. Unfortunately, the space won’t have refrigerator space, but the room is very quiet and away from street noise.
Just down the hall, the student lounge space has vending machines, a microwave, and two pub-style tables for eating.
Library Square is completing another location in its basement level. Six computer terminals, tables and seating for almost 20 students make it another spot to study. This space is convenient for students who may wish for tutoring in math or writing, as those services are located adjacent.
“Students love the lobby too because it’s well-designed,” says Mojdeh Sakaki, the program director for the interior design program. “Comfortable seats and artwork make it pleasant.”
The second floor law library is perhaps one of the best kept secrets at Library Square, with adequate seating and tables for study, and proximity to a computer lab.
SLCC’s Community Writing Center is located within the plaza behind the Salt Lake City Public Library, making it very accessible to TRAX and to the services offered by the large library.
While mainly geared towards the community, students are also welcome at the Community Writing Center (CWC).
“If I didn’t work here, I’d spend more time here writing,” says Andrea Malouf, Director for the CWC and associate professor in English for SLCC. “It’s such a cool space to work.”
The CWC is well-lit from natural light that floods in from the plaza and is outfitted with chairs, sofas, and tables to work. Along one wall is a modest library of writing resource books.
“We ask students who are working on their school projects to work over at Student Writing Center across the street [at Library Square] because they are going to get better support there,” says Malouf. “We are really for the community, but students are welcome to work on writing projects.”