"Downtown Library (opened 1902)
927 Felix Street
St. Joseph, MO 64501
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Branch Manager: Dee Zvolanek
Telephone: Circulation: (816)232-7729; Reference: (816)232-8151;
Children’s: (816)232-3812; TDD: (816)236-2160; Administration: (816)232-4038
History: The 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."
This is the library I will most likely be going to. It opened in 1902!