About Issaquah Library

Opened: May 2001


  • Designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
  • 15,000 square feet


  • 1908: Issaquah's first public library opens in the back of Enos Guss's barbershop on Front Street; Odd Fellows Hall fundraiser builds collection of 40 books
  • 1946: Kiwanis Club lobbies KCLS to contract with City for library service; Library opens at Town Hall, which later became the Issaquah Town Hall Museum
  • 1963: Bond measure funds move into remodeled school cafeteria
  • 1983: Library moves to a building on Memorial Field
  • 1990: KCLS annexation
  • 1996: Bond measure funds construction of a new library
  • 2001: Opening of new, 15,000-square-foot library at the corner of Front Street and Sunset Way
  • 2009: Completion of Capital Bond Project improvements

Friends of the Issaquah Library

  • Dues: Individual, $10; Family, $20
  • Book Sales: Ongoing sale in library lobby; Biannual book sales, in spring and fall
  • Meetings: Second Wednesday of each month at 7 pm
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