Downtown Library Hours

Monday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday Closed

Downtown Library Location

927 Felix Street
St. Joseph, MO 64501
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Downtown Library Numbers

Circulation: (816) 232-7729
Reference: (816) 232-8151
Text: (816) 249-1377
Children's: (816) 232-3812
Administration: (816) 232-4038

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About The Downtown Library

Downtown St. Joseph LibraryThe Downtown Library is the oldest branch in the St. Joseph Public Library system, which was founded in 1890. The Downtown Library opened on March 13, 1902, and was originally built to house both the Public Library and School District Administrative offices; this is still true today. We are separate entities however, with the School District owning the building. The beautiful and historic Downtown Library boasts a terrazzo floor in the foyer, glass floored balcony, marble, wonderful frieze and ceiling moldings showcasing a stunning stained glass dome, all in a beaux arts architectural style. Come visit us.

Branch Manager: Dee Zvolanek

Circulation: (816) 232-7729
Reference: (816) 232-8151
Text: (816) 249-1377
Children’s: (816) 232-3812
Administration: (816) 232-4038