The Renton Library is Closed for Renovation
The renovated library will open on Saturday, August 22, 2015.
Join us for our Library Opening Event!
Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 9:30am
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.
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
- 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