Patrons are asked to keep visits brief. At branches, patron visits will be limited to one hour if building is at or near its capacity limit. Learn more.
Check-in Before You Leave Home
Out of an abundance of caution due to Covid-19, Library branches may close without notice for cleaning. Please visit Up-to-Date Location Closures to check the status of your branch before arriving.
The Spades Park Branch was built with funds from a $120,000 grant by the Andrew Carnegie Foundation and opened in 1912, six months after the opening of the city’s other remaining Carnegie Library, the East Washington Branch. The 7,500-square-foot branch underwent a $610,000 renovation in 1987 and celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2012.