KCLS libraries will be closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.
My Account, Premium Databases, and eBooks may temporarily be unavailable during maintenance from 10 pm on May 31 - 12 am on June 1.


64 Rainier Avenue
The library will open at 11:30am on June 3rd
Renton, 98057

Open Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
  • 11am-7pm
  • 10am-6pm
  • 10am-5pm
  • 1-5pm
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Renton Library Will be Closed for Renovation Beginning June 23, 2014

The remodel will include structural renovation, enhanced data access, improved interior design and fixtures, and much more - all while retaining the library's beautiful setting on the Cedar River.

Hold Information

During the closure, holds will be moved to the Renton Library Temporary Location unless other arrangements are made. Returns will not be accepted at Renton Library.

Renton Library Temporary Location

64 Rainier Avenue, Renton WA

Temporary Location Hours

  • Monday-Thursday, 11am-7pm
  • Friday, 10am-6pm
  • Saturday, 10am-5pm
  • Sunday, 1-5pm

Visit our temporary location to:

  • Pick up holds
  • Return materials
  • Use a public computer

Learn about this library's Capital Bond Project

About the Renton Library

Opened: April 17, 1966

Library Map

Look inside


  • 1 Meeting Room, 1 Study Room
  • Designed by Johnson-Campanella & Co.
  • 22,400 square feet

Special Collections & Equipment

  • Pacific Northwest Collection
  • Typewriter, for in-library use
  • Microfilm/microfiche reader/printer, for in-library use


1903: Miner's library opens in the Brendel's Drug Store building

1907: Renton Mine Association builds a reference collection at Renton High School

1913: Neva Bostwick Douglas earns Renton a $10,000 Carnegie Foundation grant to build the city's first public library

1914: Carnegie-funded library opens

1966: Opening of new, 20,000-square-foot Downtown Renton Library, stretching 80 feet across the Cedar River

2010: KCLS annexation

Emergency Library Closures

Holiday Closures

  • Reserve a Meeting Room
  • Reserve a Computer

Last Updated: 02/02/15