Amenities Highlights

  • Free Public Computers
  • Wi-Fi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Study Rooms
  • Quiet Room
  • WorkSource Connection Site
  • Maritime and Fishing Industry Collection
  • Free Parking
  • Single-Occupant All-Gender Restroom
  • Multi-Stall Single-Gender Restrooms
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Seattle Writes

Our Seattle Writes program offers you time and space to experiment and improve your creative writing. We offer year-round drop-in writing circles, a fall series of classes, and recordings available anytime.

Civics and social services

Community Resource Specialist

Our Community Resource Specialist can help you find shelter, mental health counseling, job training, food assistance, legal help, domestic violence support or medical help. We also loan Wi-Fi hotspots and books to those living in encampments.

About the Ballard Branch

The current Ballard Branch opened on May 15, 2005. It is one of the most heavily used branches in the Library system. It has a nautical-themed green roof planted with native flora. You can view the green roof from a periscope in the branch.

Ballard Branch photo gallery