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Seattle Public Library

1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-1109
+1 206-386-4636
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If you love architecture...

An amazing building, don't just stay outside but take the lift to the top 10th floor, take in the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Canberra, Australia
Visit for the architecture

Designed by Rem Koolhas, this large, colorful, airy library is fun to visit; a volunteer at the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Scottsdale, AZ
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1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-1109
+1 206-386-4636
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Reviewed yesterday

An amazing building, don't just stay outside but take the lift to the top 10th floor, take in the views and walk down though a floor or so of book racks, weird feeling as they are on a slope. Looked to be plenty of nooks...More

Thank Grommet22
Reviewed 2 days ago

Designed by Rem Koolhas, this large, colorful, airy library is fun to visit; a volunteer at the top of the escalator will give you lots of information and viewing tips.

Thank AZCUthere
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

How I wish we had such a public library in Edinburgh! I would study all the time! Beautiful airy space, wonderful architecture. You should make this a definite stop on any visit. There is much to browse, the cafe is limited but open and lovely...More

Thank Julia M
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is an architectural exhibit in itself. 10 floors (I think) and each is a little unique. Really well done.

Thank HENssl
Reviewed 4 days ago

They let us buy a temporary membership so my son could take out DVD's. Very pretty library and a friendly staff.

Thank evianlives
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful architecture, great views, all glass. Must see the all red floor and rounded walls. Floors are sloped for walking down the floors so no stairs.

Thank Angelyn T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Seattle Public Library is a vibrant, unusual place to visit. You wouldn't expect to find such an interesting library but this is truly amazing. Don't miss the map room!

Thank KLK264
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the 10th floor for a great view through the glass tiles. Looks like a great place to work for the day.

Thank lisasews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding design and use of space for a public library. Well worth a brief visit, even on vacation.

Thank PhilViking
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am soooo completely jealous that there is not a library like this in my town!! It would be full day in and day out. Children, adults, readers, and non-readers alike will be enamored with at least one area in this visually stunning building. My...More

Thank staciNsofia
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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.

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