Amenities Highlights

  • Free Public Computers
  • Wi-Fi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Meeting Room
  • Study Room
  • African-American Collection of Literature and History
  • Bilingual Staff
  • Multi-Stall Single-Gender Restrooms
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Seattle Writes

Our Seattle Writes program offers you time and space to experiment and improve your creative writing. We offer year-round drop-in writing circles, a fall series of classes, and recordings available anytime.

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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Find help with basic math or prepare for tests. We offer in-person tutoring, informal conversation groups, classes, and online learning options to suit all learning styles.

About the Douglass-Truth Branch

The current Douglass-Truth Branch was expanded and reopened Oct. 14, 2006. The building follows historic preservation guidelines of the original library, which is a city landmark. It has a grand staircase as well as the Soul Pole, a totem pole depicting African-American history given to the Library in 1972 by what was then called the Rotary Boys Club.

Douglass-Truth Branch photo gallery