Nampa Public Library

Nampa Public LibraryNampa Public Library
215 12th Ave S
Nampa ID 83651
(208) 468-5800

Monday - Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed Sunday



Between 1900 and 1907, the Woman’s Century Club and Nampa
City Council worked to develop funding and gather donations of books and
furnishings to start the city’s first public library. The first paid librarian,
Ennis McGee, started work in 1907 with a $25 a month salary, and the doors to
the first library opened in March 1908. The Nampa Public Library spent many
happy years in our first location on 2nd Street, but we were happy to move into
our new home at 11th Avenue in 1966.

Today, the Nampa Public Library is a welcoming
community gathering place offering access to superior resources and enriching programs
Nampa patrons. 
 The Library serves a community of
over 90,000 residents who visit the beautiful building in downtown Nampa to
enjoy library services, materials and computer/technological resources.  The current library building opened in March
of 2015 when the collection was moved just a few blocks away from the smaller
building where the library had been located since 1966.  The library houses a varied collection of
enriching and enjoyable resources for the community’s individual interests.

Some focuses of the library include exceptional resources and programming for children and families, and bringing emerging technology and education to the commnity as a whole.