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All About

Boundary County Library
Boundary County Library statue

Our History

Boundary County Library has a long history reaching back to 1913 when the newly formed Readers Club began it's project to start a library. It all began with a humble wheelbarrow moving donated books from place to place until space was provided at City Hall in 1930. By 1956, the Boundary County Free Library District was formed and began to receive taxpayer support. The library’s ever-growing collection caused a move to the former Bank building on Main Street while the Library Board continued to search for a more permanent location. In 1973, the library purchased a vacant lot, and it made plans for the construction of a new 8,000 sq. ft. building which allowed the Museum a temporary space in the basement. Fast forward to today and Boundary County Library remains a pillar of service to our community.

Our Mission

The Boundary County Library’s (BCL) primary mission is to inform, educate, and culturally enrich the entire community it serves by providing the community with a broad range of library materials and services.

BCL serves all county residents regardless of age, gender, racial, religious, social, economic, or political status. Its basic role as a public library is to aid individuals of all ages in their pursuit of education and information by providing and circulating public library materials in a variety of formats, allowing free internet access, and through our programs and partnerships.

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Library Essentials

Current Hours


9 AM to 5 PM

Closed on Major Holidays 2022

  • New Year’s Day - Saturday, Jan 1, 2022

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Saturday, Jan 15, 2022

  • Memorial Day - Saturday, May 28, 2022

  • Juneteenth - Saturday, June 18, 2022

  • Independence Day - Saturday, July 2, 2022

  • Labor Day - Saturday, September 3, 2022

  • Indiginous Peoples Day (Columbus Day) - Saturday, October 8, 2022

  • Veterans Day - Friday, Nov 11, 2022

  • Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, Nov 24, 2022

  • Christmas Holiday - Friday, Dec 23 - Monday, Dec 26, 2022

6370 Kootenai St.

PO Box Y

Bonners Ferry, ID 83805

(208) 267-3750

Library Essentials
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