Douglass-Truth Branch

2300 E. Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98122

206-684-4704

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 Exterior view of the Douglass-Truth Branch

Douglass-Truth Branch

2300 E. Yesler Way
Seattle, WA 98122

tel: 206-684-4704

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Open for book returns 24/7.

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 closed
  7. Sun 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Holiday closure information.

Amenities Highlights

  • Meeting Room
  • Study Room
  • Public Computers
  • Wi-Fi
  • Print, Copy & Scan
  • Fax
  • Bike Rack
  • Accessible by Bus
  • Free Parking
  • ADA Computer & Adaptive Equipment
  • Multi-Stall Single-Gender Restrooms
  • Amharic, Oromo, Spanish and Tigrinya Collections
  • African American Collection
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book return slot is located on the south wall of the building, on E. Yesler Way, to the right of the entrance.
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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. (Due to age and exposure to the elements, the Soul Pole has recently been taken down for evaluation and possible restoration. Keep up to date at www.spl.org/SoulPole.)

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