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Seattle Public Library

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Address: 1000 Fourth Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
Phone Number:
+1 206-386-4636
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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I personally love the Library

I think that the library is well organized and help is plentiful and friendly. The services are amazing with holds left on shelves for you to pick up, you can extend the due date... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I think that the library is well organized and help is plentiful and friendly. The services are amazing with holds left on shelves for you to pick up, you can extend the due date of your materials on line. It has great programs and is an exciting peice of Archetecture.

Thank marshaburnsphoto
Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

As I surfed the web for places to visit, I remember The Seattle Library was the one I never had time for on my last visit. This time I made it a priority as I love architectural monuments. About 10 floors to choose from with endless views and choices of reading. I come from Edmonton and thought our library was... More 

Thank Casablancaguy69
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very cool looking from the outside. Could have more books since there is just SO MUCH SPACE inside. Definitely a must-see when you visit Seattle.

Thank Kashish V
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Visited this great public institution shortly after the completion of the revolutionary new building. Continue to visit the changing services it provides to locals and visitors alike. The emerging new technologies continue to be absorbed effortlessly without abandoning the traditional/professional staff presence/helpfulness on all floors. Congratulations to the city elders/officials for retaining helpful professional staff & maintaining the high professional... More 

Thank KazSydOz
New England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was raining so we stopped in for my daughter to peruse the teen manga collection. We found an entire teen section of the library. The third floor was cozy with lots of seating, most of which was full at noon. Limited selection of popular magazines.

Thank AlwaysReadyToRoam
Seattle, Washington
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the one that has everything. Super helpful staff, great lectures, easy access to reference books, online systems and all the books that you'd love to read.

Thank L B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cool Building to look it both outside and in, however, ultimately just another city library. Nothing noteworthy about the collection or facilities

Thank Cameron M
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful large library. It is located in downtown Seattle which if you need parking it sometimes can be hard to find. Around the area many homeless people gather. The librarians are very helpful and kind. The views are super.

Thank JDfcwa
Seattle, WA
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this library. It helps me with work, travel and research! It's great! I only live a few miles away which is nice as well.

Thank Pony613
San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful light filled gem of a library. Visually stunning inside and out. Fun to walk, but easy transport up and down for those who cannot. Visually stunning inside and out.


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