Amenities Highlights

  • Free Public Computers
  • Wi-Fi
  • Meeting Room
  • Area for Children and Teens
  • Bilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Single-Occupant All-Gender Restrooms
Seattle Writes graphic

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.

Civics and social services

Community Resource Specialist

Our Community Resource Specialist can help you find shelter, mental health counseling, job training, food assistance, legal help, domestic violence support or medical help. We also loan Wi-Fi hotspots and books to those living in encampments.

About the Southwest Branch

The expanded Southwest Branch reopened March 10, 2007. It has a welcoming entry, and inside the branch the earth tones and light-colored wood create a sense of warm coziness. Words inspired by patron comments about the branch are engraved in granite panels set into the exterior pathway.

Southwest Branch photo gallery