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Address: 1000 Fourth Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
Phone Number: 206 386 4636
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We stopped out of curiosity at the sight of the building. What a beautiful and welcoming library... A quick walk through and chat with librarians... See the Red level.. See... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We stopped out of curiosity at the sight of the building. What a beautiful and welcoming library... A quick walk through and chat with librarians... See the Red level.. See kids section.. Go to to level for view

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

reading in this modern illuminated building is just superb. can grab a coffee and sit on its 2nd floor where there are comfy sofa for u to spend ur day. go to its 3rd floor if you would like to take a picture of its interior modernized reflective mirror wall.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

On a walk through the city center I stopped outside the imposing angular structure to sit and enjoy my food truck lunch. There was also a nice fountain sculpture by the entrance to listen to as well. A nice place to enjoy outside ... and likely inside as well, but if you're just visiting it is a nice place to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Besides the libraries air conditioning (it was +90 when we visited) this is a cool place, no pun intended, to take the family. Great architecture and a hallway that's totally red in color. Don't miss it and make sure to take some pics as it appears you're floating in this totally red hallway.

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Bellingham, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This library is very nice, and unusual. It has a very modern/ futuristic feel about it and the librarians are very friendly.

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Wow, I've never seen such a huge public library. The top floor is not to be missed, but be warned, if you are afraid of heights, this might not be for you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Don't miss a visit here. Architecture is amazing; ten stories; lots of glass/windows. Nice views from the top; wonderful reading room/ cafe/ chocolatier (yes, chocolatier) on 3rd floor. Most amazing library I've been in.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The building is strangely heroic for a library, belying its true function, and likely to become a maintenance problem over time. Perhaps a wounded hero, or suffering from PTSD, I wonder if the architect chuckles when he sees what he gave Seattle? Difficult to navigate the strange, non-library like spaces, making it difficult to find help, but individual librarians and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This used to be an amazing experience. It is an austere building. No cheer here. Sadly, now, it is a refuge for the homeless. Pity.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

One of the things the city of Seattle does right is public space, and its public library is no exception. The architecture is breathtaking and a trip inside is a must-do. Often, city buildings are attractive, but uninviting. Not so with this gem. Devote a couple hours of your day to a visit. You won't be sorry.

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Address: 1000 Fourth Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
Phone Number: 206 386 4636
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle

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