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December 1, 2015


Rainier Beach Branch

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Rainier Beach Branch

Rainier Beach Branch and Book drop closed through 2015 for improvements

The building will be partially reroofed and the interior will be reconfigured to create flexible spaces for children, teens and adults in response to the needs of the community, branch usage, circulation, changes in technology and trends in library services.

The interior changes are part of City Librarian Marcellus Turner's vision for The Seattle Public Library. One of his five service priorities is "reimagined spaces" - creating new uses for spaces in our libraries to better meet the changing needs and expectations of patrons.

Holds will be sent to the Columbia Branch, 4721 Rainier Ave. S., unless patrons have selected an alternate pickup location.

Other nearby branches are:


Rainier Beach Branch events will be held at other locations while this branch is closed.

See the calendar for all the details.

Patrons looking for free public computers may visit the drop-in Computer Lab at the Rainier Beach Community Center, 8825 Rainier Ave. S., 206-470-9115. The lab, which has 11 computers, is open 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. weekdays for use by youth and adults ages 11 and up with ongoing computer training, multimedia classes and workshops. Call or drop in for more information.

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The project is expected to be completed in early 2016.

Rainier Beach Branch
9125 Rainier Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98118

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Tel: 206-386-4636