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Renton Libraries


Liberty Park Library:  100 Mill Avenue South, Renton, WA  98057, 425.226.6043

Highlands Library: 2902 NE 12th Street, Renton, WA  98056, 425-277-1831 

The Renton and Highlands Libraries are now part of the King County Library System.  Please visit to see the many library services, programs, resources, and materials available and for policy, operational hours and location information.


Centennial Celebration:  May 3-4, 2014 Saturday & Sunday at Renton Library, 100 Mill Avenue South

2014 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Original Renton Library.  Explore displays of photo's and memorabilia.  Learn about the history of the Renton Library and what's next.  Shop the Friends of the Library Book Sale.

Music by Covington Grass Band from 1:30 - 3:30 pm on Sunday!



Liberty Park Library

08/12/2013 Council Memo / Council Referral C-13016, Responding to inquiries by Paul Ouellette and Dave Beedon regarding the Cedar River Library on status of Council conveying a request to KCLS to add a door, receiving a revised budget, receiving a redesigned drawing and hiring an audit consultant.

08/06/2013  KCLS Letter Regarding Additional Entry Door

08/05/2013 Miller Hull Letter Regarding Additional Entry Door / Entry Location

07/15/2013 Committee of the Whole Presentation - Update & Overview

07/09/2013 Hearing Examiner Public Hearing Staff Report

07/09/2013 Hearing Examiner Public Hearing Exhibits

06/17/2013 Environmental Review Committee Report


Highlands Library

THA Architects Schematic Design

Committee of the Whole Presentation June 3, 2013


Library Information Meetings

April 15, Renton City Council Committee of the Whole KCLS presentation.

April 15, Renton City Council Committee of the Whole Presentation video on Cedar River Library Design Update. Slideshow presentation.


There will be no monthly Open House in April, as KCLS held an open house for public comments on the Renton Library over the Cedar River on March 26 and they will make an updated design presentation at the Renton City Council Committee of the Whole Meeting on Monday, April 15. 

March 26, 2013 - 6:30pm  

KCLS Open House prentations can be found below:

February 19, 2013 - 6:00pm

A question was asked whether the budget for the Renton Library over the River was available to review. In previous open houses a round number of $5M for the construction part of the work had been floated. That number was part of KCLS' PRELIMINARY budget.  A preliminary budget tries to incorporate all factors known and/or expected at the outset of a project, but by no means represents a final product; it is a series of placeholders until more realistic costs can be determine.  

Another question was raised whether KCLS or the architects they use have a formulaic or computer-based program that is used to determine what relative size to make each use area in new libraries.

The response from KCLS was that Adrianne (Dri) Ralph, one of the team members on KCLS' facilities delivery team, writes a program of requirements for each library.

January 15, 2013 

December 2012 - meeting canceled

The December Library Open House has been canceled.
While engineers and architect have been discussing various engineering alternatives, no substantive decisions have been made for the Renton Library in Liberty Park and there is no new information. There are also no new updates for the Highlands Library. Renton Housing Authority, Colpitts, City of Renton and KCLS continue to finalize the purchase and sale agreements, development agreement, and memorandum of understanding. For questions, contact Peter Renner, Facilities Director, 425-430-6605.

November 13, 2012

October 16, 2012

September 19, 2012

September 17, 2012

Click hereto go to the Renton Library Advisory Board Page

Renton patron accounts and materials are now incorporated into the KCLS catalog.  Patrons will need to visit a KCLS library location to get a new card and either re-activate their Renton account or link it to their existing KCLS account.   

Library Catalog
My Account 


Main Branch
100 Mill Avenue South
Visit our new location page on the KCLS Web site!

Highlands Branch
2902 NE 12th Street
Visit our new location page on the KCLS Web site!


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