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Amazing Reading Room

I consider this building with its Collegiate Gothic architecture to be the most recognizable... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Tucson, Arizona
Inspiring Study Spot

The Suzzallo library is beautiful, and has an inspiring atmosphere. I would recommend this place to... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 8 August 2018

I consider this building with its Collegiate Gothic architecture to be the most recognizable structure on the UW campus. It just oozes individuality outside when compared with the increasing number of modern structures here. Construction materials include sandstone, precast stone, terra cotta and brick beneath...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Rumples
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

The Suzzallo library is beautiful, and has an inspiring atmosphere. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to study, work of a project, brainstorm or get some coffee and take a moment for yourself. Inside the library, there are study spots, a Starbucks...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank PearBananas
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

This is an old library located in the U of Washington with a Gothic architecture. There are nice stained glass and carvings on the wall. When you are standing here, it feels that you are transported to Hogwarts in the Harry Potter movie.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank 588phis
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Then you need to stop in and check out the main stairwell and quiet-only library on the second floor as you will be transported to the Great Hall! The movie set was an almost exact replica of the library. We just couldn't figure out if...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank nazgul0306
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Such a lovely library! You really feel like you've been transported to Hogwarts. This is a quiet study area and whether you're coming in to do work or just to check the space out, you can pretty much hear a pin drop. There's an abundance...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Michele Q
Reviewed 7 October 2016

You could browse the books in the reading room for hours. On the one hand it was incredibly frustrating for me to see all the books with no rhyme or reason, but at the same time interesting to see what the next shelf held.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank astaplet82
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Come here for the Harry Potter-esque reading room! Remember, no talking inside the quiet areas! Overall this is a good place on campus to show visitors. Near the main entrance, they have tables which are good for eating or meeting up with friends. This library...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Adrian C
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

What a gorgeous library, worth seeing but doesn't take much time to look at. Plan to visit either 1) in March when the cherry blossoms are blooming on campus or 2) when it's sunny, because the sun shining through the stained glass is wonderful.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Tara H
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