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

Directions

Curbside pickup service available Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m. Open daily for book returns from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Open daily for restroom access (multi-stall single-gender restrooms on level 1) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Use Fourth Ave. plaza and book return.

Hours this week:

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

Book Return hours:

  1. Mon - Sun10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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
Art by Ty Juvinel

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Road to Reopening

Road to Reopening

Some Library locations are accepting book returns and offering curbside pickup service and public restroom access during limited hours. Find out more about the Library’s current services on our Road to Reopening page.

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.

Central Library Photo Gallery