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Seattle Public Library

1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-1109
+1 206-386-4636
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Huge cool library!

If you are a library nerd like I am, you won't want to pass this library up! Ten floors! Cafe... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2016
Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
Stunning Architecture!

This huge structure of metal and glass is quite stunning and surprisingly welcoming. Small gift... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2016
Berkeley, California
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1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-1109
+1 206-386-4636
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

If you are a library nerd like I am, you won't want to pass this library up! Ten floors! Cafe! Neat video about the automatic sorting machine - look for that by the check-in desk on the first floor.

Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

This huge structure of metal and glass is quite stunning and surprisingly welcoming. Small gift shop and café just inside. Huge!! 10 floors, of which 9 are accessible to patrons. Go tot the top and walk the ramp down, stopping at the little rest areas...More

Reviewed 15 May 2016

Nicely designed piece of architecture. Lots of space inside. Good for a rainy day. You can rent meeting rooms here.

Reviewed 15 May 2016

The architecture of the place is very cool, worth the visit for sure. Searching for books can be tricky sometimes, good thing there are short cuts between aisles. Sometimes there are iffy characters, but that's just like any library. They have a huuuuuuuge selection of...More

Reviewed 15 May 2016

The main building is an extraordinary and successful architectural work, both from the street and the interiors. There are standard reading rooms, but the adventure starts at the top, where you descend down ramps that take you to various topic platforms, so you can browse...More

Reviewed 11 May 2016

Wonderful modern building with great staff. I live on the Kitsap Pennisula and got my library card. Now I can download ebooks using my card

Reviewed 10 May 2016

It's located in the center of Seattle downtown and because of its great location, it could be convenient for people who come to downtown for work or shopping to drop by for a quick study if necessary.

Reviewed 10 May 2016

A building that is impressive on the outside and a silly, confusing mess on the inside. It would be dangerous in a real emergency because the signs are poor and the traffic flow confusing.

Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

I was looking for an interesting place to go to for a Sat morning during my visit to Seattle. . Ran into this interesting place - the architecture is very interesting , the way you have to walk around each floor is very interesting .....More

Reviewed 7 May 2016

My kids and I visited this place while on vacation. Its a great library with lots for kids to do. Our kids spent an hour reading books and another hour planning on the computers.

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19 September 2016
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12 May 2015
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Response from Al D | Reviewed this property
You might want to contact Sasquatch Books: 1904 Third Ave, Suite 710 Seattle, WA 98101 Phone: 206-467-4300 Fax: 206-467-4301
10 March 2015
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Response from ABSeaperson | Reviewed this property
The Friends of the Seattle Public LIbrary collect and sell books for the benefit of the library budget. You can find out more by going to the main library's web site or to that of the Friends themselves.