Neighborhood Locations

Celebrating 10 Years of Service

To meet the needs of a growing community, Boise Public Library expanded service to neighborhoods across the city by opening the following branch libraries starting in early 2008:

February 2008 - Library! at Collister
March 2008 - Library! at Hillcrest
June 2009 - Library! at Cole & Ustick
May 2017 - Library! at Bown Crossing

As societal needs change, library programming and services have responded to meet those needs. In addition to providing access to books and literacy, the modern library extends its reach by offering internet access and emerging technologies. 

Virtual Reality
Providing access to emerging technologies is central to the library's mission.

Cole & Ustick
Cole & Ustick's 10 Year Anniversary Cake!

Always Books
The library will always be about books! Pictured is Bown Crossing, the newest branch location.

Creativity & Innovation

Over the past decade, Boise Public Library has added 3D Printing, Virtual Reality, Laser Engraving and Tech Help Sessions to expand digital literacy. We now offer information services, public meeting rooms, and a digital collection of over 100 databases that fuel local business, inform do-it-yourself projects, and inspire collaboration and creativity. Each location provides wireless internet and public computers and printers. Library customers also check out more than books! Cardholders can stream movies and music; download e-books, eAudio, and digital magazines; and even check-out robots! 

Community Impact

System-Wide Statistics: FY09-FY18




Cole &


Items Circulated 13,063,231  1,943,294  1,681,109  3,840,312  512,076  21,040,022 
Visitors 8,988,628  1,422,939  1,338,632  2,093,695  224,710  14,068,604 
Reference Questions 1,017,898  414,846  355,860  273,094  37,634  2,099,332 
Programs in Meeting Rooms 1,352  8,227  6,820  8,227  2,145  26,771 
Adult Program Attendance 65,744  17,162  11,754  21,727  2,573  118,960 
Youth Program Attendance 387,068  68,869  65,547  77,193  23,175  621,852 
Community Program Attendance 41,921  23,391  14,974  40,701  11,698  132,685 
Contact Us

Phone: (208) 972-8200
Item Renewal by Phone: (208) 972-8980
TTY: 1-800-377-3529

Library Director:  Jessica Dorr

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