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Seattle Public Library

1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-1109
+1 206-386-4636
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Amazing expansive modern library

This library has it all. A very modern building resembles a stack of books. There are computers for... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Laurie B
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Monterey, California
Awesome -as great as you’ve been told

We happened upon the library and had heard it was great. We heard the story about the window... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Gail C
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Federal Way, United States
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1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-1109
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This library has it all. A very modern building resembles a stack of books. There are computers for public use. A fun map room with a topographical globe.

Thank Laurie B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We happened upon the library and had heard it was great. We heard the story about the window washers are actually rock climbers who outbid regular window washers so the equipment has never been used. On a rainy day it’s still a really nice place....More

Thank Gail C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This library is amazing. Not only do they have a great selection of books but the architecture here is amazing and alone, worth the trip.

Thank Hannah K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to check out the central library. The architecture was interesting but the library was not a great place to sit and read.

Thank Rich M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I only came to see the building and walk around inside, not to use the library. So no comment on the library part of it. The architecture here is amazing! I loved being able to walk to the top via the spiral walkway, without using...More

Thank Ryan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's worth a visit for the architecture alone, but with ten floors it's a very well stocked library as well! The childrens' department is awesome; don't miss it.

Thank portway
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

its very big but i got lost because there are TOO many levels. you have to really look around to find what you are looking for.

Thank Therèsea R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The library is a destination in itself. It's worth stopping in even if you have no "library" business to take care of.

1  Thank slsoleim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went just to see the building and were impressed -- the design is unique and if you go inside you can see that the engineering and use of materials is pretty amazing as well. I see that many people do not like the architecture...but...More

Thank DudefrmAK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited while in Seattle on business, what a great library. Loved the building, ripping fast, free wifi, spent a couple of wonderful hours poking around.

Thank Ocpick
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Anylin3
19 September 2016|
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Response from dukered | Reviewed this property |
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Maria G
12 May 2015|
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Response from Al D | Reviewed this property |
You might want to contact Sasquatch Books: 1904 Third Ave, Suite 710 Seattle, WA 98101 Phone: 206-467-4300 Fax: 206-467-4301
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fredcamaro
10 March 2015|
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Response from ABSeaperson | Reviewed this property |
The Friends of the Seattle Public LIbrary collect and sell books for the benefit of the library budget. You can find out more by going to the main library's web site or to that of the Friends themselves.
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