Frequently Asked Questions

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About the Library's Viridian Event Center

Salt Lake County Library's Viridian Event Center is a multi-use space with endless event potential. The building lobby functions as a pre-event space and our large multipurpose room can be divided into three (3) sections creating more intimate spaces or it can be left open for larger functions. Adjacent to the multipurpose room is an outdoor amphitheater with a 30-foot glass door that opens up, connecting the indoor and outdoor areas. Learn more about us on our About Us page or our Facilities Details page or in our informational brochure.

Designed for any number of uses – from public events to private parties – we welcome a variety of activities. Contact us and we discuss event details, availability, rates and more.

Monday thru Friday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. and appointments are encouraged. Our office is typically closed during major holidays, coinciding with Library hours.

The space is available to be toured during regular business hours and appointments are encouraged. If you would like to tour outside of these hours, please schedule an appointment by calling 801-948-7858.

Each room capacity depends on the setup and the nature of the event. Refer to our rate schedule to determine the capacity available with your event’s arrangements.

No. Events can be scheduled outside of Library operating hours. Sundays and holidays are also available at one and a half (1.5) times the normal rate.

There is a minimum requirement of four (4) hours for any event, to include set-up, clean up, etc. If the event continues beyond the previously arranged rental time, an additional hour will be charged.


Event Questions

Yes, unless otherwise specified in event details.

For an up-to-date schedule of events, visit our calendar or events page. Events are also featured on our Facebook page.


Rental Questions

  • Reservations are scheduled on a first come, first served basis and may be booked nine (9) months prior to the event.
  • A rental application is required for ALL events.
  • If the rental request is approved, a deposit is required to hold the date.
  • A rental contract and a checklist – detailing renter responsibilities such as deposit, payments, permits, catering coordination, insurance, rental equipment, etc. – will be provided.

Give us a call, 801-948-7858, and we can discuss your needs, availability, rental rates and more.

A multipurpose room that can be sectioned into three (3) areas, an outdoor amphitheater that can be connected to the multipurpose room and a pre-function lobby. Behind the scenes we have a wonderful catering kitchen, easily accessible staging areas and a loading dock. Give us a call, 801-948-7858, to schedule a tour and view additional space options. You can also check out our informational brochure.

We have a number of options available based on the space, time and equipment you'll need for your event. We also offer non-profit and government rates. View our Rate Schedule or call (801) 948-7858 for details.

We accept major credit cards, checks, and cash. Checks should be made out to "Viridian Event Center" or "Salt Lake County Library."

Discounted room rental rates are available with proof of non-profit 501(c)3 or government status. We strive to offer the most affordable experience by eliminating as many additional costs as possible. As a result, we adhere to a firm set of rental prices. NOTE: Equipment rental rates are not discounted.

100% refund with 90 days notice. 50% refund with 30 days notice. Cancellations with less than 30 days notice will NOT receive a refund. The Library’s Viridian Event Center may cancel based on the terms of the contract – this includes cancelling an event that is not meeting its obligations or changes the requested use of the space.

No. Events can be scheduled outside of Library operating hours. Sundays and holidays are also available at one and a half (1.5) times the normal rate.

There is a minimum requirement of four (4) hours for any event, to include set-up, clean up, etc. If the event continues beyond the previously arranged rental time, an additional hour(s) will be charged.

To ensure the best possible services and standard of excellence, your caterer must operate from a food service establishment with a current permit from the Salt Lake County Health Department. Food and drinks are not allowed in the adjacent West Jordan Library are only permitted in the lobby/pre-function areas, amphitheater and the multipurpose room(s).

Alcohol is permitted for qualifying private events only. All alcohol service and permits must be arranged through your caterer. We reserve the right to end an event prematurely if policies are not being followed.

For safety reasons, decorations such as open flame candles and fireworks are not permitted. We reserve the right to approve the location and manner of decoration display. For more details and information, please contact our office.

We provide the basic set-up – including chairs, tables and Audio/Visual equipment. Personalized decorations can be setup/broken down by the client to ensure the needs of the client and the event are met. Setup details are included in the rental contract. For more details and information, please review our policy or give us a call, 801-948-7858.


General Questions

There is no charge associated with parking; however, the Library’s Viridian Event Center is a public space shared with the West Jordan Library and visitors of Veteran’s Memorial Park. We cannot guarantee unlimited parking or make special parking reservations for events. There is limited additional parking available at Veteran’s Memorial Park to the North. We are also conveniently located within walking distance from the TRAX West Jordan City Center station. View a map and get printable directions here.

Yes, free Wi-Fi is provided. Select the network “SLCO-LIB” and accept the terms and conditions to connect.

In accordance with the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act, smoking is prohibited entirely in places of public access and publicly owned buildings and offices.

Yes, the entire building is built to ADA standards and special accommodations can be made upon request.

Our photos come from a number of internal and external sources. Photo credits go to Lex Anderson, Shauna Raso, Jamie Chipman, Cynthia Hinckley and Audrey Livingston.


Still can’t find an answer to your question? Give us a call, 801-948-7858. We love talking about events and look forward to the privilege of providing you the best experience possible!