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Seattle Public Library

Seattle Central Library

Seattle Central Business District, Seattle
  • Amar A.
    "10th floor beware of me .."(6 Tips)
    "non-fiction book spiral"(5 Tips)
    Kaede B.
    "Rem Koolhaas is a visionary."(3 Tips)
    Pam B.
    "Very cool architecture, tons of computers."(21 Tips)
144 Tips and reviews
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  • Travis W.
    Travis Wise1 week ago
    Grab a book, find a chair, and relax!
  • Rose J.
    Rose Jang1 week ago
    Wow! An incredibly beautiful, inviting, calming space. Architecture done right.
  • Rainbeau
    RainbeauNovember 1, 2016
    If you've never been, you ought to walk through at least once. It's also a great space to work remotely for the day.
  • Eye m.
    Eye morelandApril 13, 2016
    The floor on the first floor was installed by my friend it's great.
  • m d.
    m dFebruary 16, 2016
    Beautiful. Functional. Complicated.
  • Floyd W.
    Floyd WeedJanuary 30, 2016
    New Windows Seattle... Window Installation Seattle...
  • Ricardo H.
    Ricardo HernandezDecember 26, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Stop wasting money on new books and Amazon. Get them here instead.
  • Geoffrey B.
    Geoffrey BrailsfordNovember 24, 2015
    Take some time to casually walk around. There's so much to explore! Don't get lost.
  • Benjamin C.
    Benjamin ChaitNovember 13, 2015
    Incredible architecture.
  • Felipe V.
    Felipe Vargas JiménezNovember 4, 2015
    The most beautiful library I'd ever seen
  • Curtis J.
    Curtis J.September 27, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Beautiful - inside and out
  • Christopher B.
    Christopher BuckleyAugust 18, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    Simply one of the world's best. This is no library. This is a flight terminal for armchair travel!
  • Oremo O.
    Oremo OchilloAugust 2, 2015
    Love the architecture of this building
  • Patricia L.
    Patricia LeeJuly 30, 2015
    Worth a visit if you need wifi! Beautiful building, but it truly is a library: just books and people working. Also, smells a bit like feet. 🙈
  • Rüya
    RüyaJuly 22, 2015
    Perfect! 30 minutes + 15 minutes additional internet for guests and nice building.
  • Audrey
    AudreyJuly 20, 2015
    The architecture is beautiful. Stop by if you can.
  • James A.
    James A.June 28, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Beautiful building. Unfortunately for the homeless this is one of the only places sane to hang out. Toilets are often trashed
  • Jason F.
    Jason FontanaJune 18, 2015
    Amazing architecture. Go to the top floors for more interesting views.
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongMay 26, 2015
    Amazing architecture! Would spend hours here if I could. Check out the highest point!
  • James L.
    James LeMay 19, 2015
    Just a great community building to read, study and work
  • Jenn P.
    Jenn PMay 8, 2015
    Gorgeous building.
  • CNN
    CNNApril 13, 2015
    Seattle's $166 million Central Library opened in 2004. Designed by Rem Koolhaas and Joshua Ramus, the building contains 9,994 pieces of exterior glass with 4,644 tons of steel. Read more
  • Claudia F.
    Claudia FernandezApril 8, 2015
    Great lunch break at the Library. 😊
  • Jhayne C.
    Jhayne CamagongApril 3, 2015
    The architectural made is Awesome!
  • Sarah F.
    Sarah FoleyMarch 28, 2015
    If nothing else, go inside simply to see the windows.
  • Catalina O.
    Catalina OteroMarch 23, 2015
    There's a whole section up on the top floor dedicated to Seattle history. Looking at some old yearbooks from the previous century was really interesting!
  • Mary S.
    Mary SFebruary 16, 2015
    It is a very magical library experience
  • Jason S.
    Jason StoffFebruary 16, 2015
    Beautiful architecture. Great place for out-of-office work.
  • MisterEastlake
    MisterEastlakeFebruary 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    It is probably best to walk, or ride a bike or a bus to get here, but there is a parking garage! It can be reached from Spring Street and has 143 stalls. Not nearly enough, but some...
  • MisterEastlake
    MisterEastlakeFebruary 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Most of the public computers are located on level 5
  • MisterEastlake
    MisterEastlakeFebruary 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    There are public restrooms (or bathrooms) on levels 1, 4, 7. There are drinking fountains on levels 1, 4, 6, 7, 8, & 9.
  • Eppy T.
    Eppy ThatcherFebruary 9, 2015
    Find the baby book nursery on the sixth floor.
  • Landon H.
    Landon HowellJanuary 17, 2015
    Find the red hall.
  • Kristine G.
    Kristine GelsanoNovember 19, 2014
    Cool! I've never seen a Public Library like this. I enjoyed the modern architecture & interior design. I like how the floors spirals up. There's also a cafe in where you can get coffee/drinks & food.
  • Lailanie G.
    Lailanie GadiaNovember 5, 2014
    Great architecture. Good place to hangout, study, and take a break from the downtown Seattle hustle and bustle with the quiet atmosphere.
  • Dirty B.
    Dirty BirdOctober 20, 2014
    Gorgeous building with lots of glass near the water front.
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca MaldonadoOctober 13, 2014
    Beautiful interiors and exteriors! It is not a building you would expect for a library.
  • Matthew
    MatthewSeptember 16, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Haven't been here in a few weeks. Good library for doing good research.
  • Jack N.
    Jack NevinSeptember 13, 2014
    One of the best. Huge selection, amazing decor and fantastic atmosphere
  • Jihee K.
    Jihee KimSeptember 9, 2014
    Awesome architecture!
  • David S.
    David StrasserAugust 31, 2014
    Take lots of pictures.
  • Nicholas G.
    Nicholas GraysonAugust 16, 2014
    They have books here. There are a lot of them.
  • Irina
    IrinaAugust 15, 2014
    Architecture of the building and the ambiance inside are a bit too abstract and futuristic to be soothing. It's one of Seattle's notable landmarks, so is worth checking out.
  • Edward Y.
    Edward YnAugust 10, 2014
    nice place
  • JACK
    JACKMay 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great time
  • Adams R.
    Adams RitzmanMarch 28, 2014
    Great service, excellent selection of material...
  • Veronica S.
    Veronica S.January 27, 2014
    If you're looking for a book from the aviation room, go to the 10th floor to order it. The book can be used just in library. And the room is closed on Friday.
  • AAF Seattle
    AAF SeattleDecember 19, 2013
    Site of the AAF Seattle Speaker Series: David Burkus on "The Myths of Creativity," 12/19/2013. #CreativeMyths [info] Read more
  • Kaede B.
    Kaede BalazsNovember 14, 2013
    Whether you love books, or architecture, or both, check out the library downtown. Rem Koolhaas is a visionary.
  • Joanna F.
    Joanna FlammOctober 30, 2013
    Look for the audio tour signs--all you need is your phone. Call the number and learn about this crazy building.
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