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Seattle Public Library

1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-1109
+1 206-386-4636
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Walk the Dewey Decimal Spiral !

Take the time to grab a coffee and a chocolate croissant inside the library. This is a great... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2016
North Carolina
It was just anorther modern building

Based on some recommendation on the Internet, we went to this public library. It is a glass modern... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2016
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-1109
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Reviewed 9 June 2016

Take the time to grab a coffee and a chocolate croissant inside the library. This is a great design for a public library. Ride the escalators and enjoy all the public art. Great view from the top floor (10th floor I think?) Great Seattle history...More

Thank TroutGal
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Based on some recommendation on the Internet, we went to this public library. It is a glass modern designed building. We did not go inside. We took a picture and left.

Thank W C
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Beautiful and very well kept library. Staff is super friendly and the library extends 10 floors. You can spend a whole day here looking through all kinds of gems in many of their sections. If nothing else, definitely pay a visit to marvel at the...More

Thank Sonam S
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

This is a giant of public libraries where everything is on a huge scale. The building itself is spectacular, holding over a million books. Technologically advanced with a computer controlled automated book return system and high speed lifts between the many floors. Communal activities with...More

Thank Travellingagain80
Reviewed 5 June 2016

This is a beautiful acrhitectural work which is stunning to tour with great views and with an easy walk from the top down the essentially spiral arrangement. The staff is wonderfullly helpful and friendly and more than willing to answer your touorist questions about the...More

Thank scott c
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We walked by and read briefly about this library on our way back to our hotel. It is interesting to note both the structure and the fact that they collect all the rain water to use on the plants.

Thank Maryann318
Reviewed 3 June 2016

My mom had read about the new library and schlepped us all there and we were not disappointed! The architecture is amazing and the inside services very considerate of there customers. We loved the little cafe inside, the prices are fantastic! Don't miss the little...More

1  Thank bubbelbine
Reviewed 2 June 2016

What a great work of art...love it! Did not know there are no steps the the building! Elevator, of course, and a ramp winding from top to bottom.

Thank ruze
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Love love love the Seattle Public Library. This was my second visit and I couldn't wait to show off this magnificent building. Wish I could live here just for the library!

Thank Marie C
Reviewed 31 May 2016

The collection is very good and the library staff knowledgable and helpful, with excellent resources. Unlike me, most visitors seem to go for the building, which is quite interesting. It's huge and airy--I would have preferred a bit more sensible building myself, as it definitely...More

Thank Peregrineri
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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.