Seattle Room Appointments

The Seattle Room is open by appointment only. Appointments are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. You may book 30 minutes to 2 hours of time. There are 4 work stations available in the Seattle Room.

During your appointment you will have access to the Seattle Room collections. Librarians will be available to assist you with your research needs.

At this time, the Seattle Room is not available for tours, large groups, or private showings. Please contact us with questions or other Seattle Room related inquiries through via Ask Us.

How Seattle Room Appointments Work

Step 1

Submit the form to select your appointment time and tell us what kind of help you need.

Step 2

We will contact you to schedule your appointment.

Step 3

Seattle Room staff will assist you in the Seattle Room for your 30-120 minute appointment.

Please submit the form at least 24 hours before your requested appointment time. Walk-up appointments can be accommodated as space allows; please visit a Staff Help Desk at the Central Library for details.

Material Handling Guidelines

Please wash hands prior to arrival – restrooms are available on levels 1, 3, and 7.

Please do not re-shelve items that you have pulled from shelves and drawers – staff will manage the items at the end of the day.

Gloves are required for handling photographs. Book rests are required for large books and bindings that are damaged or loose. Weighted bags are available to hold maps and pages in place if necessary.

Scanning and photocopies may not be permitted for certain collection items, in order to preserve them for future generations. Flash free photographs are permitted for these at-risk items with staff approval.

Make a Seattle Room Appointment