Seattle Public Library

(206) 386-4636 | View Website

1000 Fourth Ave, Seattle, WA | Directions   98104

47.606257 -122.332973

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Monday To Thursday From 10:00 AM To 08:00 PM Friday To Saturday From 10:00 AM To 06:00 PM Sunday From 12:00 PM To 06:00 PM

 
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Seattle Public Library
Recommends

Known for it's architecture as much as the books it houses inside, this library is a regular stop for visitors taking in the city sites. Once you enter, walk the winding Dewey Decimal maze and find your favorite read.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

best library – i'm from portland, and i was recently visiting seattle. my friends wanted me to see this library. it is a great tourist stop. I was amazed by the architecture. We took pictures in the neon escalator, and we went to the top floor behind the elevators is a little square landing you can step out on and look down to the bottom..It's kind of freaky!

they also had a great selection of books. we stayed in the photography section for a while to read and relax.

this is a must see stop in seattle.

Recommends
over a year ago

If backed-up next to each other, the 9,906 shelves in this downtown civic institution would stretch over 30 miles. – In Short
Principle architect Rem Koolhaas (Netherlands) designed this awe-inspiring structure which includes traditional reading rooms as well as an auditorium and cafe. On the top floor, high ceilings covered with geometrically shaped windows give visitors the feeling of being under a never-ending skylight--which also happens to overlook much of Elliot Bay and downtown. Staircases known as "spirals" snake upwards--if staying on track--one can walk all the way up the building's 11 floors.

 

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