A simple library card can be a powerful tool for college students.
Libraries are a great source of information, and Salt Lake County Library Services has hundreds of databases available for students to access. These resources are free with a Salt Lake County Library card.
“There are databases that help with getting money and financial assistance for college, test preparation for getting into college, figuring out what career you should go into, live homework help, live resume help, online tutorials and research tools,” says Liz Sollis, marketing and communications manager for Salt Lake County Library Services.
There are also a variety of free online databases that students can use for research.
“The county library has hundreds of databases, from medical to nutrition to arts and entertainment,” Sollis says. “All that is needed to access them is a county library card.”
Students with a Salt Lake County Library card can also check out items from one of the branches or online. Other services offered at county libraries include free Wi-Fi, computers, 3-D printing and, for a small fee, printing, scanning and copying.
“The county library is a cool community hub where students of all ages and abilities can read, create, learn, play and connect,” Sollis says.
An ID and proof of address is needed to obtain a county library card. Sollis says that any current cardholders who have unpaid library fines can contact customer service at 801-943-4636 to resolve any issues.