Your 2022 Checked Out has arrived
We couldn't possibly sum up all the reading, viewing and listening for everyone in a city as unique as ours. But we did try.
Open your 2022 Checked Out to see Seattle's #1 books, top genres and so much more.
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About the Central Library
The new Central Library opened May 23, 2004. The 11-floor building contains an innovative "Books Spiral," a 275-seat auditorium, and open spaces where patrons can meet, study, search the web or read. The Library has centers for children, teens and adult readers, along with expanded collections and a large computer lab. It also has underground parking for about 143 vehicles.