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Seattle Public Library

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Address: 1000 Fourth Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
Phone Number: 206 386 4636
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Great architecture and easy to navigate. They have a terrific little store in the lobby to buy some great souvenirs on for your visits.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Issaquah, Washington

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Issaquah, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great architecture and easy to navigate. They have a terrific little store in the lobby to buy some great souvenirs on for your visits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This building is worth walking or driving by just to take in the unique design! Even if you don't go in you can appreciate the original style of this one of a kind building just by walking around the outside of it. I'd recommend at least having your taxi driver pass by it at some point during your stay.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Many floors of books, books, and books. But that's not all. There are views from the top, a coffee shop, multiple computer stations and even a fantastic childrens section. Stop by for a break while sightseeing downtown.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is really a spectacular place. I am not a library person, but it was such a beautiful building close to my hotel on a rainy, windy day, so I went in. It's huge. It was bustling with people doing all sorts of library things. I went up to the top floor observation area--the views out the glass roof were... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As the title states, a visit to the Seattle Public Library is definitely worth a quick stop if you are in the area. It is no wonder this is becoming an attraction. Guests could easily be envious of the allure of such an exquisite library with a fantastic view of Seattle.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here for many times and currently still visit this building in sometimes for recently. I was renting many books from this library and it was an updated book, too. So I can not forget about it. This place is so cool !

Thank mivuong
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the library to see the hype. The buildings is the star which over shadows it's purpose as a library. I find it somewhat overwhelming and most likely not age well. The book stacks are secondary. Too many transients.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like interesting architecture and interiors, I would recommend a visit. Centrally located downtown, it!s a fun place to explore.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a strange place yet all the nooks and crannies offer unique perspectives So pull up q chair or ease into a table and see what you can see

Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Explore all over the library - each floor is different. The thing that impressed us is that people are really using it - for the computers, and internet and in some cases, shelter from the rain!

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