Amenities Highlights

  • Free Public Computers
  • Wi-Fi
  • Color copier & scanner
  • Color printing
  • FlexTech: Laptops & Tablets
  • Bilingual staff (Mandarin, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean)
  • A two person tutoring room
  • A six-person study room
  • Single-Occupant All-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.

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Fresh Start

Teens can make a Fresh Start thanks to support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation and the generosity of Library patrons.

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Mandarin Chinese Story Time

Join us to enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs in Mandarin Chinese!

View Story Time schedule at International District/Chinatown Branch

About the International District Chinatown Branch

The new International District/Chinatown Branch opened June 11, 2005. It was the 16th project completed under the "Libraries for All" building program. The branch is located inside International District Village Square II. Long hanging lamps illuminate a ceiling canopy made of ribbons of wood.

International District / Chinatown Branch photo gallery