Central Library

1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle, WA 98104

206-386-4636

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 Exterior view of the Central Library

Central Library

1000 Fourth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104

tel: 206-386-4636

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Opens today at 10 a.m.

Hours this week:

  1. Mon 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  2. Tue 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  3. Wed 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  4. Thu 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  5. Fri 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  6. Sat 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  7. Sun 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Book drop hours:

  1. Mon - Fri6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  2. Sat - Sun9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Holiday closure information

Amenities Highlights

  • Free Public Computers
  • Wi-Fi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Hugh and Jane Ferguson Seattle Room
  • FriendShop
  • Chocolati Coffee Cart
  • Paid Parking
  • Single-Occupant All-Gender Restroom
  • Multi-Stall Single-Gender Restrooms
  • Multi-Stall Single-Gender Children’s Restrooms
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Digital Resources

Staying home? Access our digital resources from anywhere 24/7, including e-books, e-audiobooks and streaming media.

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A Message from the Chief Librarian

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About the Central Library

The new Central Library opened May 23, 2004. The 11-floor building contains an innovative "Books Spiral," a 275-seat auditorium, and open spaces where patrons can meet, study, search the web or read. The Library has centers for children, teens and adult readers, along with expanded collections and a large computer lab. It also has underground parking for about 143 vehicles.

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