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Seattle Public Library

1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-1109
+1 206-386-4636
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Architectural Masterpiece

Beautiful and very well kept library. Staff is super friendly and the library extends 10 floors... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2016
Sonam S
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San Antonio, Texas
Seriously awsome

This is a giant of public libraries where everything is on a huge scale. The building itself is... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2016
Travellingagain80
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1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-1109
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Reviewed 6 June 2016

Beautiful and very well kept library. Staff is super friendly and the library extends 10 floors. You can spend a whole day here looking through all kinds of gems in many of their sections. If nothing else, definitely pay a visit to marvel at the...More

Thank Sonam S
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

This is a giant of public libraries where everything is on a huge scale. The building itself is spectacular, holding over a million books. Technologically advanced with a computer controlled automated book return system and high speed lifts between the many floors. Communal activities with...More

Thank Travellingagain80
Reviewed 5 June 2016

This is a beautiful acrhitectural work which is stunning to tour with great views and with an easy walk from the top down the essentially spiral arrangement. The staff is wonderfullly helpful and friendly and more than willing to answer your touorist questions about the...More

Thank scott c
Reviewed 4 June 2016

We walked by and read briefly about this library on our way back to our hotel. It is interesting to note both the structure and the fact that they collect all the rain water to use on the plants.

Thank Maryann318
Reviewed 3 June 2016

My mom had read about the new library and schlepped us all there and we were not disappointed! The architecture is amazing and the inside services very considerate of there customers. We loved the little cafe inside, the prices are fantastic! Don't miss the little...More

1  Thank bubbelbine
Reviewed 2 June 2016

What a great work of art...love it! Did not know there are no steps the the building! Elevator, of course, and a ramp winding from top to bottom.

Thank ruze
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Love love love the Seattle Public Library. This was my second visit and I couldn't wait to show off this magnificent building. Wish I could live here just for the library!

Thank Marie C
Reviewed 31 May 2016

The collection is very good and the library staff knowledgable and helpful, with excellent resources. Unlike me, most visitors seem to go for the building, which is quite interesting. It's huge and airy--I would have preferred a bit more sensible building myself, as it definitely...More

Thank Peregrineri
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Worth walking over to it on way to the Columbia Center. In the shape of a stack of books. The architecture is impressive.

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 29 May 2016

I have no idea what got into their heads when they decided to do the Library the way they did, but it is stupendous! I didn't pick up one book while I was roaming the multi-floored eye-candy, and I'm a book-a-holic. No, I reserved my...More

Thank RPata
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Anylin3
18 September 2016|
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Response from dukered | Reviewed this property |
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Maria G
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
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fredcamaro
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.
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