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Fact Sheet for Improvements to the High Point Branch

The High Point Branch closed Dec. 5, 2016, for improvements and reopened Jan. 9, 2017. A public celebration was held Jan. 29, 2017.


After 12 years of use, the interior was improved to support the changing ways that patrons are using libraries. Patrons say they want quiet study spaces, areas where they can use a multitude of devices and collaborate with others, and spaces where they can sit with their children to read or use technology.


The changes were designed to make it easier for patrons to interact with one another, create flexible, open, welcoming spaces and improve access to technology.


The 7,200-square-foot branch, which opened in June 2004, was built under the 1998 voter-approved "Libraries for All" bond measure that renewed and revitalized libraries across the city.


Project description:

  • Add comfortable seating
  • Provide power in seating areas and at tables
  • Reconfigure children's area to add seating and support small group use
  • Reconfigure teen area to add a laptop counter with stools
  • Add one iPad and two laptops to equipment that patrons can borrow to use inside the branch
  • Improve technology and sound quality in meeting room
  • Reconfigure holds area and provide a self-checkout kiosk
  • Add roller shades in southwest corner of the building to reduce glare and heat
  • New carpet



  • Approximately $542,000   
  • Sources of funds
    • 2012 Library levy
    • Real Estate Excise Tax
    • The Seattle Public Library Foundation


Key dates:

  • Nov. 7, 2016: Open house to describe improvements
  • Nov. 25, 2016: Holds pick-up location changes to Southwest Branch unless patrons have selected a different branch
  • Dec. 4, 2016: Last day to check out or return materials at the High Point Branch 
  • Dec. 5, 2016: High Point Branch closed 
  • Dec. 8, 2016: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tinkerlab program at Southwest Branch
  • Dec. 9, 2016: Delridge Branch opens from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays while the High Point Branch is closed
  • Dec. 15, 2016: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tinkerlab program at Southwest Branch
  • Dec. 20, 2016: 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Adult book discussion group at Southwest Branch
  • Jan. 9, 2017: 1 p.m. Refurbished branch reopens
  • Jan. 29, 2017: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Reopening celebration with refreshments 


For more information, please call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

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