Beginning this month, The Seattle Public Library will bring Books on Bikes as a full service library to outdoor locations across the city. With Books on Bikes, you can:

  • Sign up for a Library card.
  • Find out about free Library programs in your neighborhood, including story times for children, activities for teens and classes for adults.
  • Learn how to access e-books, magazines, music and more straight to your smartphone, tablet or e-reader.
  • Tell a librarian a little bit about reading likes (and dislikes!), then receive an email from Your Next Five Books with personalized reading recommendations.


Bike Everywhere Day: Celebration Stations – Drop by on your morning bicycle commute and get a Library card, check out popular media and score some free swag! Snacks and coffee will be available. This event is presented in partnership with Cascade Bicycle Club.

  • 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Friday, May 17 at the University Branch, on the northwest corner of Roosevelt Way Northeast and Northeast 50th Street, between the branch and the food bank.
    • Non-perishable food donations for the University District Food Bank will be accepted at this station. The following items are especially needed: soap, shampoo, razors, toilet paper, baby food (especially fruit and veggie foods), baby wipes, diapers (sizes 4, 5, 6), canned meat (chicken & tuna), peanut butter, canned fruit, and pasta.

The Library brings people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and build community. One of our guiding principles is to promote literacy and a love of reading. We accomplish this by finding creative solutions like Books on Bikes to meet the public's changing needs and interests.