About Us

Our Mission

Utah’s Online Public Library

Utah’s Online Public Library is a virtual library created by the Utah State Library Division in cooperation with Utah’s public libraries. It is one component of the statewide Utah’s Online Library project, which serves Utah’s public schools and academic institutions, as well as patrons of public libraries. The purpose is: 1) service to Utah residents, and 2) provide quality information resources. Access to resources vary by library depending on contracts and consortia membership.

There are two other websites under the Utah’s Online Library banner: Utah’s Academic Online Library, designed to meet the needs of university and college students, and Utah’s Online School Library, designed for primary and secondary school students and teachers. Preschool Pioneer, for children ages 3-6, was launched in the fall of 2008. 

NOTE: Parents should be aware that children have access to all materials in the online library. Utah’s Online Public Library does not monitor or restrict your child’s selections. It is your responsibility as a parent to be aware of what your child is checking out and viewing.

Our History

Utah’s Online Library

  • 1995

    The Pioneer Online Library was founded by the Utah State Library, Utah Education Network, and Utah Academic Library Consortium.

  • 2016

    Pioneer changed its name to Utah’s Online Library.

  • 2019

    The three partners clarified their respective names: Utah’s Online Public Library, Utah’s Online School Library, and Utah’s Academic Online Library.