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February 24, 2018

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Release Date: 06/07/2006

Upgrade complete to Level 3 floor of Central Library; Some services moved to new locations on floor

The Seattle Public Library has completed upgrading the finish of the wood floor on Level 3 of the Central Library. In a related move, the Library has permanently relocated some public services to different positions on Level 3 to improve their visibility and use:


  • FriendShop: Southeast corner.
  • Coffee cart: Next to the FriendShop.
  • Public computers: East wall across from the check-out desk.
  • Welcome Desk: South end of the check-out desk.
  • Self-check machines: North end of the check-out desk, though the stand-alone self-check machine in Fiction remains in the same place.
  • Fiction collection changes
    • Fiction shelving: Expanded into space formerly occupied by FriendShop & coffee cart. Some shelving was lowered to improve sight lines to Fiction desk.
    • Washington Authors Collection: Level 10, Hugh and Jane Ferguson Seattle Room.
    • Easternmost row of public computers in Fiction: Some computers moved to the other Fiction public computer table & some to Teens.


The Level 3 floor was refinished because the original water-based finish did not wear well. It was replaced with a more durable oil-based finish.

For more information, visit the Library's Web site at or call the Library at (206) 386-4636.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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