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Seattle Public Library

1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-1109
+1 206-386-4636
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Must see in Seattle

The central library, designed by Rem Koolhaus, is one of the relatively small number of... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2016
Seattle, Washington
Very unique library

Very unique library with an amazing map room that we spent most of our time in while it poured... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
Edmonton, Canada
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1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-1109
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

The central library, designed by Rem Koolhaus, is one of the relatively small number of architecturally distinguished buildings in Seattle, in my opinion. Very interesting place to visit and explore, both inside and out. Great 'mixing' spaces and winding up and down the six stories...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Very unique library with an amazing map room that we spent most of our time in while it poured outside.

Thank Dee317
Reviewed 26 July 2016

If you're at all interested in libraries or architecture, this is a must see. Go up to one of the higher floors and check out the spiraling stacks with the Dewey decimal in the floor tiles. You can also stop by the gift shop or...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Very helpful staff, efficient with managing your time, such as lines and check out etc. plenty of computers to use an a wide variety of subjects to check out, paperback, DVD, or audio if still applicable.

Thank aprilleetaylor4
Reviewed 25 July 2016

While you are in Downtown Seattle, make sure to visit this modern library that is also an architectural delight full of big and small surprises!

Thank newexpectation
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Seattle Public Library is an important investment in public literacy. I enjoy the atmosphere, the collection and my fellow users of this wonderful resource.

Thank 377danad
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I was very glad I fit in a visit to the library. The building is very unique and certainly not something you see every day. The best parts was the floor of the lobby and the automated book return. The floor of the lobby was...More

Thank James R
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Not only is the exterior visually stunning but the interior is fascinating as well. Not your father's musty old book collection, this library is a destination. By escalator, elevator and walkways you can easily move around its asymmetric floors. It has a coffee shop on...More

Thank safdave
Reviewed 24 July 2016

The Seattle Public Library is a great addition to the city. The building is amazing with lots of good reading and researching areas, a nice gift shop, an auditorium for meetings, and of course, lots of great books to pursue and check out.

Thank Seattle_Traveler
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Being an architect visiting Seattle this place was on top of my things to do. My first visit was only wandering around the library and understanding the spaces. A beautiful and enriching space. One of the best things is naturally lit reading rooms which is...More

Thank shkG
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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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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.