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“awesome architecture great catalog of books”

Seattle Public Library
Ranked #13 of 438 things to do in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
seattle
2 reviews
“awesome architecture great catalog of books”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013

very dramatic views out of the multi faceted window walls- at least seven levels of books. they also do free lectures and events in a very functional auditorium.

Visited February 2013
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“building of glass”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

Very impressive building, but i cant help wonder the cost of maintaining the library with regard to cleaning, heating, lighting. I suppose the glass building helps with natural lighting. Great library with an automated return system and a self checkout system. Lots of computers for internet use.

Visited May 2013
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“Great building”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

A sight to see, the building itself is a work of art. Every city should have such a library. Walked here from the hotel.

Visited May 2013
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

Not only is it (of course) a wonderful, huge, functioning library, it is in itself a work of art. How fortunate to live in Seattle and have daily access to such a fantastic treasure, the building is awesome!

Visited May 2013
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“You must see this Open to 8 pm Mon-Thurs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

This is the library that thought of everything--with 145 computers to use plus beautiful, colorful deisgn. Sadly, like many downtown central libraries, the main patrons are the homeless. This is not what our librarians went to school for. Nor is it the way to solve the riddle of homelessness.

Visited May 2013
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