University 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 University Branch

The University Branch is on the northwest corner of Roosevelt Way Northeast and Northeast 50th Street.


Location of the University Branch of The Seattle Public Library


Driving from the north or south on Interstate 5:

  • Take exit 169, N.E. 50th Street ramp.
  • Turn East on N.E. 50th Street to 9th Ave N.E.
  • Turn north on 9th Ave N.E. then make an immediate right into the parking lot on the west side of the branch.



Parking is available in the branch parking lot.

Metro Bus Information

Served by Metro Bus Routes: 67 on Roosevelt Way NE.  44, 45, 49, 70, 71, 73, 74, 373 serve nearby streets.

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Safe Place

University Branch
5009 Roosevelt Way N.E.
Seattle, WA 98105



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Regional Manager:
Francesca Wainwright

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