History

A new community space in a historic neighborhood

The library’s space is leased from the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority. The complex also includes 57 units of affordable family housing, a community center and retail space. You can pay to use the underground parking, and street parking is also available. 

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Architecture

Part of International District Village Square II

Interior view at the International District/Chinatown Branch
Interior view at the International District/Chinatown Branch

The space was designed by Miller Hayashi Architects and built by Cope Construction Co.

Art

A community art installation

Artwork by Rene Yung at the International District/Chinatown Branch
Artwork by Rene Yung at the International District/Chinatown Branch

The branch also includes artwork by San Francisco artist Rene Yung. Yung used teacups collected from local residents and companies to create sculptural artworks for the branch.

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