Downtown Construction Update

Inside the Main Library

Construction projects are underway inside the Main Library to bring the building into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as well as to address some of the building’s maintenance needs. These investments ensure the Library is accessible and inviting to all! Along with our interior updates, there are other construction projects happening on properties surrounding our building that will affect parking and access. Thank you in advance for your patience, and for following all guidance or warnings to ensure everyone's safety

The 2nd floor restrooms are currently closed for construction. There are temporary walls sealing off the area during the construction. Public restrooms can still be accessed on the 1st and 3rd floors during the closure.

Road Closures Around the Main Library

Projects happening around the Main Library are impacting road and parking access in the surrounding areas.

Wassmuth Center for Human Rights Education Center. Construction on the center has begun and continue through Spring of 2024. 8th Street will have limited vehicle and pedestrian access during the project so please be mindful of any detours.

Ada County Highway District (ACHD) has several projects planned for Capitol Blvd. View one of their current concepts here. Stay tuned for more updates on ACHD’s website.

The Fulton Street Improvements project will provide a variety of amenities and upgrades to benefit the downtown community. This project focuses on streetscape enhancements along the section between 9th Street and Capitol Boulevard, bringing about notable improvements to the area. During that time, parking will be limited and there may be detours when accessing the Library from that direction. Learn more about this project from CCDC Boise.

Planning Your Trip to the Main Library

With construction projects happening both inside and outside of the Main Library, please make sure to plan your trip accordingly:

  • Leave extra time to find parking and navigate closed roadways.
  • Walk, bike, or use alternative transportation, if possible.
  • Consider picking up your holds at one of our neighborhood branch locations.
  • See if you qualify to access our Home-based Services.
Contact Us

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

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