Spokane Public Library’s Downtown branch will resume offering Monday open hours starting Monday, January 25. The branch will be open 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; the Northwest Room will not be available on Mondays.
The Downtown Library has been closed on Mondays since the beginning of 2005 when severe budget cuts caused hours reductions at all library branches. Library customers have been unhappy about the lack of Monday hours since then and the Library’s administrative staff and board have been diligently working to restore hours at all branches. Last year, Monday hours were added to the busiest branches: South Hill and Shadle. Downtown follows suit this year.
The Library is able to add the Monday hours Downtown with no additional funding.
Reallocation of staff and greater use of self-service options by customers make this addition of eight hours weekly possible.