All KCLS Libraries will be closed on Christmas Eve, December 24 and Christmas Day, December 25.

Kent

212 2nd Ave. North
Kent, 98032
253.859.3330

Open Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
  • 10am-9pm
  • 10am-6pm
  • 10am-5pm
  • 1-5pm
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Directions

Printable map & directions.

From I-5:

Take the Kent exit (#149) for Hwy. 516/Kent-Des Moines Rd. If coming from the north on I-5, turn left onto 516. If coming from the south on I-5, turn right onto 516. Turn left onto Meeker St. at the stoplight at the bottom of the hill. Continue until Meeker passes under Hwy. 167 and curves to the left to become Smith St. The library is at Smith and 2nd Ave., on the right. Turn right onto 2nd, then left into the parking lot.

From the north via 405:

Take WA-167 S. toward Kent-Auburn exit at Renton, and continue south for about 5 miles. Take the first Kent exit (84th Ave. S.), turn left onto Central/84th from either lane. Turn right at Smith, the second stoplight after James. Cross the railroad tracks. The library is on the left.

From southbound Hwy. 167:

Take the first Kent exit and turn right onto Willis St. Turn left at the first stoplight onto 4th Ave. Turn right at Smith, then right onto 2nd Ave.

From West Hill:

If taking Reith Road: continue onto Meeker St. until road passes under Hwy 167 and becomes Smith St. Stay on Smith for a few blocks, until 2nd Ave. The library is on the right. If taking Kent-Des Moines Road: turn left onto Meeker St. and continue until the road passes under Hwy 167 and curves to the left to become Smith St. Drive on Smith for a few blocks until you reach 2nd Ave. The library is on the right. If taking 272nd St: head north on Hwy 167 and exit at Willis St. Turn right onto Willis, then left at 4th Ave. Continue for 6 blocks, then turn right onto Smith St. The library is at 2nd. Ave on the right.

Getting here by bus:

Metro Transit routes 150 158, 159, 162, 164, 166, 167, and 169.

Dial-a-Ride Transit (DART) (Metro Transit) 914 and 916


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Last Updated: 12/05/14