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Seattle Public Library

1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-1109
+1 206-386-4636
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Take a tour so you can fully understand this awesome library

A group of friends scheduled a tour of the Seattle Central Library. We arrived early and poked... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
via mobile
impressive facility

a very interesting facility - inside and out. wish my hometown had a library like this! highly... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-1109
+1 206-386-4636
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A group of friends scheduled a tour of the Seattle Central Library. We arrived early and poked around waiting for our 11:15 am tour. If you cant join a guided tour another option is to download a tour to your phone. We found having a...More

Thank Whatsnottolove
Reviewed 5 days ago

a very interesting facility - inside and out. wish my hometown had a library like this! highly recommend tour by library docent.

Thank hawaiiwahine
Reviewed 5 days ago

The building is noce, yet if you are used to climbing uphill that is the only down fall of getting to the library. Many floors and very very crowded some days. Right in the heart of downtown so will hear occassional sirens. Sadly, alot of...More

Thank Rayne D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great architectural treasure - and it's filled with books! It doesn't get any better. This is a vital part of the downtown area of Seattle. The design is unique and striking - both on the exterior and the interior. Obviously for those of...More

1  Thank SeattleBeachcomber
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Seattle Public Library s an architectural wonder nd a great place to visit for locals and travelers alike. Wonderful cafe and gift shop and of course books and computers!

Thank Catherine D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many levels to the downtown branch of Seattle Public Library, and a host of activities beyond checking out books. Come for the architecture, stay for a lecture, and turn the pages of a real book - put down that Kindle!

Thank JHager1900
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great library in addition to showcasing some pretty awesome architecture. Good visiting exhibits/lectures/plays.

Thank Lewis H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited with friends where one of the couple is a librarian. What an amazing building and fantastic resource for the residents of Seattle. Great shop and 'wee' cafe too.

Thank EileenStewart
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Seattle Public Library is amazing. Stadium style lecture hall, incredible selection of books, magazines, maps, reference material... it truly has it all!

Thank Tempe_Randy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great central location and well worth a visit if you are interested in architecture AND books! Both the interior and exterior are impressive.

Thank Reade
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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.