5 Free Library Services You Never Knew You Needed

At Spokane Public Library, you not only have access to an abundance of books, magazines, and cozy spaces to read, but you also have FREE access to services like a state-of-the-art Recording Studio, music lessons, streaming services, meeting and event rooms, and business resources.

  1. Recording Studio: Self-record, book an audio engineer, or apply for a studio session in Spokane Public Library’s new Recording Studio at Central Library. You’ll have access to isolation rooms, a live room, and a state-of-the-art soundboard where you can create your next Grammy-winning album or EP. Learn more about how to access the Recording Studio.

  2. Music Lessons: Did you know you can take FREE music lessons at Spokane Public Library? Our Music Education Specialist can teach you the basics of music theory and help you learn how to play the guitar, bass, drums, piano, and/or ukelele! And it’s not just for kids, if you’re an adult and thinking of taking up a new hobby, free lessons at the library is a great place to get started. Sign up for a music lesson today

  3. Streaming Services: Paying for streaming services can add up quickly! Access noteworthy films, documentaries, tv shows, and more with Spokane Public Library’s digital services! Stream eight movies per month from any computer, television, and mobile device with Kanopy. This service has over 30,000 shows and kids movies to choose from. If Kanopy doesn’t have what you’re looking for, try another one of our streaming services, hoopla! You can stream up to eight eBooks, audiobooks, movies, shows, and more per month instantly. Download the hoopla app to stream on your device.

  4. Meeting and Event Rooms: Host your next meeting, study group, or panel discussion at Spokane Public Library! With your library card, you have access to 48 different meeting, study, event, and studio spaces for free! Room capacities range from 4 – 300 to accommodate any size of event. Learn more and reserve your space today. 

  5. Business Resources: If you want to start a business, Spokane Public Library is the one-stop shop to get connected in the Spokane region. Along with one of the best business reference collections of any public library in the nation, Spokane Public Library is home to the Business Lab – a designated place for entrepreneurs to connect with each other with resources like private meeting rooms, printers, Bloomberg Terminal, scanners, desk space, a call booth, and more! You also have access to book a one-on-one meeting with our Business Librarian. Learn more today.

Whether you’re a business owner, podcaster, or musician; or if you’re just looking to watch your favorite shows and movies for free, you can find everything you need at Spokane Public Library.