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“Gorgeous building!”

Seattle Public Library
Ranked #14 of 443 things to do in Seattle
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Vancouver
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Gorgeous building!”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

This budding is very very cool. It's a fun and Free attraction for family! My daughter loved exploring the floors and then browsing the book. They have a cafe and gift shop as well. The architecture is really cool!

Visited March 2012
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“Cool library”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

I love architecture and it is fun to explore new sights when you go to different cities. Books are always fun to check out and feel like a local going to the library in a different city. This is a must site for Seattle visitors and non-visitors around!

Visited May 2012
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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“make a visit”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

Great asset to city. Iconic design and art. Take the trip to top floor and look from above down. Great View.

Thanks Seattle

Visited January 2013
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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Is it library or is it architecture???”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

Visited the library this past weekend. Excited by all the hype, but space and resources lacking. Why use so much empty space? Who's paying to heat that space? Felt vast and airport-like. OK if you like to hang out in and admire architecture, but I think libraries are for information resources like books, workspace, meeting space, digital resources, art, etc. Visited Sunday at noon around opening. It was quiet except for families using the children's collection and at least three dozen homeless using the space.

Examples of great libraries I've seen or used in terms of functionality, user-friendliness, and focus on librarianship (check them out for yourself or view wesbites to see why):
the new Helsinki University Library
Amsterdam Free Library (Openbare bibliotheek Amsterdam)
Cleveland Public Library
U Michigan Libraries
Coralville Public Library Iowa (for its size, used and cherised by the public)

Visited January 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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“expensive but free from the outside”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

I like walking around it and looking down at it from the space needle. I have never gone into the exhibits. Out of town friends who have visited and join (cheaper to be a member than a one day guest) all love it.

Visited June 2012
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