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December 22, 2014


Southwest Branch : Getting to the Branch

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Library closed Dec. 24 and 25

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24 and Christmas Day Thursday, Dec. 25.


Service interruption in the Library's Online Catalog - Jan. 1

Between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 1,  the Library will be upgrading its electrical power system. During the upgrade, you will be able to search the catalog, but won't be able to log in, place holds, renew items or use other catalog features. The former Library catalog (Horizon Information Portal) will not be available at all. SPL Mobile, access to e-books, free music downloads and many databases and applications also will be unavailable.

Getting to the Southwest Branch

The Southwest Branch is located at the intersection of 35th Avenue Southwest and Southwest Henderson Street.


Location of the Southwest Branch of The Seattle Public Library


Driving from the north or south:

  • Take I-5 163 exit (northbound) or exit 163A (southbound) at Spokane St.
  • Follow West Seattle Bridge signs -- stay up on elevated roadway.
  • Go west on Spokane St. (West Seattle Bridge) up over bridge.
  • Go west 3 miles from I-5, following Fauntleroy Way signs, to 35th Ave. S.W.
  • Turn left onto 35th Ave. SW.
  • Go south 3 miles on 35th Ave. S.W. to S.W. Henderson Street.


Parking is available in the branch parking lot.

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Served by Metro Bus Routes: 21, 22, C Line

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Southwest Branch
9010 35th Ave. S.W.
Seattle, WA 98126



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Regional Manager:
Jane Appling