Library Engagement Team

Library Engagement Team

Volunteers of America, Utah's Library Engagement Team serves chronically homeless, homeless, and low income individuals in and around the Salt Lake City Libraries.

The Library Engagement Team works with homeless and at-risk individuals and families who visit the Salt Lake City Libraries eight branch locations. 

The Library Engagement Team encompasses a variety of homeless outreach services, such as basic needs like food/clothing/hygiene, and case management to assist clients. We have information on resources available for low income patrons and coordinate services with our community partners. From enrolling individuals into benefits, housing programs, coordinating medical care, employment assistance services, transportation to hospitals, Volunteers of America, Utah's Detoxification Center, and to domestic violence shelters within Salt Lake County. 

The Library Engagement Team works in conjunction with the Salt Lake City Library employees to ensure the library is a safe and welcoming place to the entire community. We do this by providing training's for library staff on how to work with homeless individuals and by deescalating people within the building who are overwhelmed with the stresses of homelessness. 

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    Eligibility

    Any age group visiting the Salt Lake City Libraries eight branch locations is eligible for services.

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    How to Enroll

    To enroll in services, visit a Salt Lake City Library location and contact a library staff member about the Library Engagement Team. The Library Engagement Team has a desk on the 1st floor of the main Salt Lake City Library.

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    Hours of Operation

    The Library Engagement Team is available Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm. Main Library (Primary Location): 210 East 400 South Salt Lake City, UT 84111

For inquiries please contact Ethan Sellers, Library Engagement Specialist
Phone: 801.657.8770
ethan.sellers@voaut.org