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Renton Library

100 Mill Ave. South
Renton, 98057

Open Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
  • 10am-9pm
  • 10am-6pm
  • 10am-5pm
  • 1-5pm
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About the Renton Library

Opened: April 17, 1966

Library Map

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  • 1 Meeting Room, 1 Study Room
  • Designed by Johnson-Campanella & Co.

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

Temporary Closures

A number of KCLS libraries will be closed for staff trainings on select mornings throughout the Spring.

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Holiday Closures

  • Reserve a Meeting Room
  • Reserve a Computer

Last Updated: 01/17/14