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Release Date: 06/03/2015

Construction improvements start Monday, June 15 at West Seattle Branch of The Seattle Public Library; limited parking and temporary branch closure

West Seattle Branch

Exterior construction work to improve access to the West Seattle Branch, 2306 42nd Ave. S.W., is scheduled to start Monday, June 15 and continue for about 14 weeks. The branch will be open during most of the project.


The parking stalls on the north end of the lot will close Monday, June 15 and be unavailable throughout the project. One stall on the south end will be designated for use by people with disabilities and a temporary ramp will be installed from the lot to the main entrance. The ramp to the lower-level meeting room will be unavailable from Saturday, July 4 through Friday, July 17 while it is being replaced.


The branch and the book drop are expected to close for about two weeks in late August while the front steps are being replaced. A specific closure date for the branch and book drop will be set after construction 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 Southwest Branch, 9010 35th Ave. S.W., 206-684-7455.


Other nearby branches are:


Improvements include:

  • Redo the ramp from the rear parking lot to the main front entrance 
  • Redo the ramp from the rear parking lot to the lower-level meeting room
  • Resurface parking stalls on the north end of the lot
  • Rebuild the front steps
  • Add lighted handrails to the ramp and steps


The project is expected to be completed in late September.


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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