Branches: Downtown


Downtown Library

Location

906 West Main Avenue
Spokane, WA 99201
(corner Lincoln St. and Main Ave.)
See map above!

Phone Contacts

Reception: (509) 444-5300
(509) 444-5373 (TDD Reference)

Hours of Operation

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:
Sundays

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.

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.


General Information

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

Staff

  • Branch Manager: Dennis Fredrickson
  • Youth Services: Sumi Shadduck

Computers

  • Public access catalogs: 26
  • 1-Hour Reservable Internet Computers: 23
  • 30-Minute Express Internet Computers: 8
  • Reference Only PC: 1

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)
  • 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
  • Funding Resources
  • Microforms
  • Historical photographs and memorabilia