Friends of The Seattle Public Library Mission

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The Friends of The Seattle Public Library is a non-profit, grassroots organization dedicated to promoting our Library as an essential institution of society and supporting its mission and vision. Our volunteer members advocate for, educate about, and raise funds on behalf of The Library.



Visit The Friends Site

About The Friends

FriendShop Merchandise

Volunteer members advocate for, educate about, and raise funds on behalf of the Library. The Friends raise funds to be used by The Seattle Public Library for activities not ordinarily covered under the Library's operating budget since ongoing Library operations are paid for by city of Seattle tax dollars and are the responsibility of our city government.

The FriendShop is a well-stocked gift shop on Level 3 at the Central Library, loaded with literary-themed gifts and supplies useful at the library.

FriendShop Hours

  • Monday to Saturday 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

The FriendShop is temporarily closed but offers an online selection. For specific requests please email us.

Visit The FriendShop Online