Access to the Seattle Room on Level 10 is available by appointment on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
The Faye G. Allen Children’s Center located on Level 1 closes at 6 p.m. each evening.
The Chocolati coffee cart is closed until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience.
- Free Public Computers
- Air Conditioning
- Meeting Rooms
- Hugh and Jane Ferguson Seattle Room
- Short Edition Story Dispenser
- Paid Parking
- Single-Occupant All-Gender Restroom
- Multi-Stall Single-Gender Restrooms
- Multi-Stall Single-Gender Children’s Restrooms
- Book return box is located on the west side of the building, on Fourth Ave., to the left of the entrance
Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride at the Library!
Find the Library celebrating our LGBTQ+ community at events throughout the city in honor of Pride Month. Wear your most fabulous colors and join us for a Pride family dance party or story time, or find us at Pride celebrations in the community!
Play Summer Book Bingo!
Seattle's favorite summer reading contest is here! Every summer we partner with Seattle Arts & Lectures (SAL) to create a Summer Book Bingo card for adults. If you achieve bingo or blackout, you will be entered to win fabulous prizes! Download a card to play Book Bingo.
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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.