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Seattle Public Library

1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-1109
+1 206-386-4636
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Architectural Triump - NO

We were told to see the library which was designed by Rem Koolhaas, an internationally known... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Rafael, California
Fantastic Building

What a gem of a building, so modern, so abstract, so calm. After a hot busy day this was a great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-1109
+1 206-386-4636
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told to see the library which was designed by Rem Koolhaas, an internationally known architect. I have no comments on the functioning of the library, because I only went to see it as an architectural masterpiece. While it may have some innovative aspects...More

Thank DMLLosAngeles
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a gem of a building, so modern, so abstract, so calm. After a hot busy day this was a great break location to calm and cool down. The design is awesome.

Thank John L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very unusual building. The architecture of course is very different and futuristic in a 70's kind of way. I think the layout inside is very unusual too. It seems very user friendly at least on the main (4th and 5th) floors. If you are...More

Thank So_Cal_Illini_81
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cool building and it had A/C thank heavens as we were here in a heat wave. Free to get in and fun to go to the top floor. Also liked the 4th floor with the red walls. Fun design elements to me, but I love...More

Thank LLD2215
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the buildin, architecture is fantastic, the lighting awesom , the children area so well laid out an designes. All the library is outstanding

Thank Leopoldo K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Huge library. We rode the escalators as far as possible, the took an elevator to the top to check out the view.

Thank Pamelita7117
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Opened in 2004, this building will wow you from the minute you see it. Designed by OMA/LMN architects, you will be impressed by this glass and steel building. This 363,000 sq. ft building with 11 levels has the capacity for more than 1.4 million books...More

Thank Randy T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This may be a library that looks more like a modern art gallery. Once inside you are amazed with the breadth of offerings. We stopped on the periodical floor to read newspapers and they were from everywhere. The fourth floor is worth a stop if...More

Thank McWett
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When the electronic world crashes, and civilization scrambles for books, the Seattle Public Library will become the hub of the New World. User-friendly and well designed for the digital age, this library is fluent in today's info-service needs while showcasing print in all of its...More

Thank Tracy T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building is unique outside and in. Regardless of which floor you enter the building from, be sure and take the escalator down from the 5th floor and see the art to the right

Thank LAEricson
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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.