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Seattle Public Library

1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-1109
+1 206-386-4636
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Took a short cut through the library on the way to dinner and did not want to leave. Such a cool... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
colleen b
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Amazing architecture exterior and interior

While I appreciated the size, scope and ease of use… there is a homeless contingent that is... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Doug M
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Took a short cut through the library on the way to dinner and did not want to leave. Such a cool space, I could have spent hours there!! I am an avid reader and I was more interested in the architecture than the books ....More

Thank colleen b
Reviewed 6 days ago

While I appreciated the size, scope and ease of use… there is a homeless contingent that is sometimes a distraction. There are a few separate rooms that are very interesting.

Thank Doug M
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are so many great opportunities for a selfie at the Seattle Public Library. Sometimes, the area is not kept very clean, and there are some disruptive people. Most of the time it a lovely way to spend a few hours, enjoy free WIFI, and...More

Thank slowenglishtravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very cool architecture and impressive views are possible. Spend half a day and read some books. The red hallway is strange. The view from one of the internal balconies is fascinating.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved it! I think is one of the most gorgeous libraries i have seen. It is really big, modern, clean and if you go to the last floor you will have an incredible view and some nice quite place to read.

Thank Camila P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The architecture of this library is creative and quite impressive. If you are a fan or student of architecture you should not miss this building. But I wouldn't be able to relax, sit and read a book here. The unwashed are evidently not turned away....More

Thank Huntbox
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The architecture alone gets 5-stars! The place is amazing - inside and out. Once you go in, you are greeted by a space so massive that you have to take a moment to just take it all in. Multiple floors of books and computers. You...More

Thank Gary2425
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The SPL offers free programs for the community . There is an auditorium which is wonderful I saw the author Amy Tan.

Thank Didi33133
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a clerk in a small town library so I could not resist checking this out. Beautiful building. There was a concert going on as we walked in. The teen area is as large as my entire library. Helpful staff, great resources.

Thank Deb J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The architecture is absolutely stunning! It is worth a side trip to go in and check it out. The red hallway and staircase is right out of a dream....so vivid and cool! Nice places to relax inside and hang out.

Thank misopiso88
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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
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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.