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Release Date: 06/05/2007

Free wireless Internet access now available at all open locations of The Seattle Public Library

The Seattle Public Library now offers free wireless Internet access at all open locations. The following branches recently added the service:


  • Douglass-Truth Branch, 2300 E. Yesler Way, (206) 684-4704
  • Montlake Branch, 2401 24th Ave. E., (206) 684-4720
  • Northgate Branch, 10548 Fifth Ave. N.E., (206) 386-1980
  • South Park Branch, 8604 Eighth Ave. S., (206) 615-1688
  • Southwest Branch, 9010 35th Ave. S.W., (206) 684-7455


The Central Library has offered free wireless Internet access since it opened in May 2004. The Ballard, Beacon Hill, Capitol Hill, Green Lake, Greenwood and North East and Rainier Beach branches have offered the service since January 2006. The Columbia, Delridge, Fremont, International District/Chinatown, High Point, Lake City, NewHolly, Wallingford and West Seattle branches have offered the service since August 2006.

The Broadview, Magnolia, Queen Anne and University branches are currently closed for expansion or renovation. These branches will offer free wireless Internet access soon after they reopen. The Madrona-Sally Goldmark Branch will close at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 16 for renovation, but the branch will offer the service after it reopens.

Wireless Internet access, commonly referred to as "Wi-Fi," uses radio frequency signals to exchange information between a wireless device and the Internet. There is no time limit on using the service at the Library and a password is not required; patrons with Wi-Fi enabled devices often can simply launch a Web browser to establish a connection. Printing is not currently available via a wireless Internet connection at the Library.

Library staff members are not able to provide technical assistance and the Library cannot guarantee that patrons will be able to make a wireless connection.

For more information, call the Library at (206) 386-4636 or visit

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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