Southwest Branch : Getting to the Branch

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Library Closed Monday, May 29

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29.


Service interruption in the Library's Online Catalog – May 28 and May 29

The Library will be performing maintenance on our catalog starting at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 28 - 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 29. During this time, you will be able to search the Bibliocommons catalog, but will not be able to log in, place holds, renew items or use other catalog features. The former Library catalog (Horizon Information Portal), 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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Safe Place

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



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