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Release Date: 12/01/2014

Capitol Hill Branch of The Seattle Public Library temporarily closes Jan. 12, 2015 for refurbishing

Capitol Hill Branch of The Seattle Public Library

The Seattle Public Library's Capitol Hill Branch, 425 Harvard Ave. E., is scheduled to temporarily close effective Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, for about three weeks for refurbishing. The book drop and parking garage also will close.


The 11,600-square-foot branch, which opened in May 2003, was the fourth branch to open under the "Libraries for All" building program to improve the Library system.


After 11 years of use, the carpeting throughout the branch and the flooring on the stairs need to be replaced. Since the branch needs to close for that work, the Library also will move some desks and shelves to increase efficiency and flexibility and make the entry more comfortable. The quiet study room on the second floor also will be repainted and refurnished.


The branch, book drop and garage are expected to reopen in late January or early February. A reopening date will be set after the refurbishing work is underway.

While the branch is closed, patrons may choose any other Library location as a pickup location for items placed on hold and may return materials to any branch. If patrons don't select an alternate branch, their holds will be sent to the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., 206-386-4636.


Other nearby branches are:



For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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