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Seattle Public Library

Address: 1000 Fourth Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
Phone Number: 206 386 4636
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Ranked #11 of 213 Attractions in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Libraries, Traveler Resources, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Libraries, Traveler Resources, Sights & Landmarks

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Cordova, Alaska
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Take the elevator to the top floor, then walk down visiting every nook and delightful cranny along the way. The architecture is mind-expanding.

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sequim
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

From the artist outside of the building to the fluorescent yellow escalators which seem to climb to the sky, to the amazing red room and the heavenly chocolate/coffee stand one can not go wrong visiting this architectural delight.

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Los Angeles, California
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155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Just do it....this is nice outside and inside...the gift store is very neat also. It's free! Explore every floor and at the top check out the views. The views are not perfect partially blocked but still cool to check out!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I absolutely love this library and at least come here once a month to pick up my books on hold. It is so convenient and the building itself is so beautiful. I have never seen a public library in downtown that is so nice and convenient.

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Surabaya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I would say this is the best library I ever visit to. I like the atmosphere and absolutely like the interior, the building.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Outstanding is the term - this is a huge structure, an architectural masterpiece, with an enormous collection not just of books, but also movies, and of every language possible! This library is not only a place that houses books and CDs, it has free movie shows (check the schedule on their site), has a whole lot of computer terminals with... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This is a beautiful library and for sure worth a stop. It's free and fun. Start at the top floor, enjoy the views and work your way down.

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fort lee,NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

If you enjoy visiting libraries do not miss this one. Bright, airy, artistic & futuristic. Take their self guided tour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Its a book-lover's happy place. Lecture lover? Yes, you too. Want to use a practice space for your musical instrument? They have those. The wi-fi is fabulous, computer terminals numerous, 1st-floor coffee shop (I mean, it IS Seattle....) is perfect for the basics, and as long as you don't mind walking and walking and walking, you can easily spend a... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Sure the selection of literature is overwhelming and inspiring at the same time, but what really impressed me even more,was the fashion the architecture creates an amazing light and an almost Zen atmosphere throughout the building. Truly loved it.

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