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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Community Conversations

Join Marcellus Turner, Executive Director and Chief Librarian, in Community Conversations about the future of The Seattle Public Library at Columbia, Southwest and Northeast Branches this fall.

Explore Community Conversations

Peak Picks: No holds. No wait.

We reserve copies of books that are in high demand to check out on a first come, first served basis at your branch.

Stop by any Library location to see what is on the shelves today!

Download a branch coloring sheet

You can download and print a coloring sheet for your branch. Coloring sheets are available for all 27 Library locations.

Download the coloring sheet

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