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Seattle Public Library

1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-1109
+1 206-386-4636
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Check out the Red Room

This huge public library in downtown Seattle has much to make its supporters proud. All of the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Nyack, NY
Worth a quick stop if downtown

Our family stopped at the library on impulse, having been told that there is a good view from the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Aldie, Virginia
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1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-1109
+1 206-386-4636
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Reviewed yesterday

This huge public library in downtown Seattle has much to make its supporters proud. All of the services of a good library with great public support are here. Lots of seating, a vast children's room, map and history room, a million books collection and a...More

Thank NellieNyack_NY
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our family stopped at the library on impulse, having been told that there is a good view from the top. It's an interesting building, with a spiral ramp that winds down through the stacks. We had mixed opinions about the architecture -- the top floor...More

Thank Virginia_Elizabeth
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The public library has a fabtastic architecture. Located in the center of the city, with easy access and parking nearby. Also if you use the collective transport, it will be well attended. Iconic point of the city. Besides the excellent collection, he called attention to...More

Thank Tatade
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I'm so glad I stopped by this amazing library. The building is, of course, incredible, and absolutely unique. The book selection is massive, and the facilities are quiet cutting edge. If I lived in Seattle I'd come by all the time!

Thank Tavia W
Reviewed 3 days ago

Take the elevator to the top and walk down the spiraling stacks. Get view glimpses of Puget Sound. Check out the weird color schemes.

Thank Seattle07
Reviewed 3 days ago

Came across this library while walking around Seattle. The thing which caught our eye was the architecture design and we just went in to admire the architecture. This library is huge and awesome. Spread out into multiple floor and very energising if your studying here....More

Thank Bilal S
Reviewed 5 days ago

I stayed at a hotel in front of the library (Seattle Central Library) and I enjoyed looking at it every single time. I didn’t go inside the library but took some pictures of the outside. The glass and the unique form make it a very...More

Thank Tsion A
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been here twice just for something to do in the city. It looks like a homeless shelter in there at times with men washing there bodies in the restroom and some real crazy people looking at weird websites etc.

Thank eatintheclaw
Reviewed 1 week ago

This library is 11 stories high. It has a gift shop run by the friends of the library. The architecture and interior design are worth a visit just to see.

1  Thank 111JCB
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is truly and interesting architectural wonder. I went special to check it out. Lots of space, an experience just to roam about and enjoy.

Thank Kathryn A
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parking near Seattle public library?
19 September 2016|
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Response from dukered | Reviewed this property |
Maria G
my daughter is interested in visiting publishing co. are there any open to public?
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
how much are there as for as used books for sell there ? is there a web site for the used books for sale ?
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.