Branches: Downtown

Downtown Library906 West Main Avenue
Spokane, WA 99201
(corner Lincoln St. and Main Ave.)

General Downtown Information

Downtown Library Events


Reception Switchboard: (509) 444-5300 

Reference: (509) 444-5336
Circulation: (509) 444-5333

TDD for the DEAF: (509) 444-5373 


Open Days

Mondays: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesdays: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesdays: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursdays: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fridays: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturdays: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Closed Days

Please check the holiday & closed days schedule to confirm special closure days for the library. Note that when a holiday falls on a Monday, the branches that are normally closed on Mondays will observe the holiday on Tuesday.

Northwest Room Hours
Mondays: Closed

Tuesdays: 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesdays: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursdays: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fridays: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturdays: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

For bus route and schedule information, call the Spokane Transit Authority at (509) 328-7433.

You can also use Google Trip Planner to find STA bus routes from your location.

Parking is available under the library for $.75 per half-hour for the first two half-hours and $1.00 per half-hour after that with a daily maximum of $8.00 (cash or check only, no debit or credit cards accepted). For alternative parking options, look at this downtown Spokane parking map.


• Downtown Library Opened: January 1994
• Square footage: 116,885
• Architect(s): Northwest Architectural Company, Spokane, WA
• GHA(Thomas Hacker & Associates) PC, Portland, OR

Special features:
• Three works of permanent public art
• Museum quality gallery
• Children's wing
• Underground, 52-space parking lot. There is a charge for parking.
• Three public meeting rooms (varying sizes and amenities; see this page for details and reservation information)
• Gates computer lab
• Skywalk connection to shopping and restaurants
• Wireless Internet access

Special collections:
• Reference
• Federal, state, and municipal documents
• Northwest (please note specific hours listed above)
• Genealogy
• Periodicals (newspapers, magazines, pamphlets)
• Youth Services
• Microforms
• Historical photographs and memorabilia

Branch Manager: Dennis Fredrickson
Youth Services: Sumi Shadduck