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

Book return box is located on Fourth Ave., to the left of the entrance.

Open Hours

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

Book Return hours:

  1. Mon - Fri8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  2. Sat - Sun8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Holiday closure information.

Amenities Highlights

  • Free Public Computers
  • Wi-Fi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Music Practice Rooms
  • Autograph Collection
  • Aviation Collection
  • Genealogy Collection
  • Map Collection
  • Seattle Room Collections
  • World Languages Collection
  • Zine Collection
  • FriendShop
  • Paid Parking
  • Single-Occupant All-Gender Restroom
  • Multi-Stall Single-Gender Restrooms
  • Multi-Stall Single-Gender Children’s Restrooms
  • Book return box is located on the west side of the building, on Fourth Ave., to the left of the entrance

Play Book Bingo

Get Ready to Play!

Book Bingo for adults and teens, and Lotería de Lectura en español is here!

Celebrate Pride

LGBTQ+ Communities

We welcome and celebrate people across the LGBTQ+ spectrum. We work with local organizations and community members to offer programming for LGBTQ+ patrons and allies.

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