Find shelter in Seattle during extreme weather and Library closures.
Air conditioned Libraries
The following libraries offer air conditioned public space and can be used as a place to cool off when outdoor temperatures are high. Library open hours are currently limited. Please check the location page of any branch, or the Hours & Locations page, to see Library open hours.
- Central Library
- Ballard Branch
- Beacon Hill Branch
- Broadview Branch
- Capitol Hill Branch
- Delridge Branch
- Douglass-Truth Branch
- Greenwood Branch
- High Point Branch
- International District/Chinatown Branch
- Lake City Branch
- Madrona-Sally Goldmark Branch
- Magnolia Branch
- Montlake Branch
- Northgate Branch
- Rainier Beach Branch
- South Park Branch
- Wallingford Branch
Extreme Weather Shelters
Day Centers Open For Holidays
Bus routes listed are from Central Library/downtown
- Jefferson Day Center
Fourth Ave. and Jefferson St., Seattle, WA 98104
holiday hours: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Bus routes: 21 express, 36, 57, D-line
- Lazarus Day Center (must be 50+)
2329 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98144
holiday hours: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Bus routes: 7 or Red Line on LINK
- Union Gospel Mission - Community Room
318 Second Ave. Ext. S., Seattle, WA 98104
holiday hours: 2 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Bus routes: 21, 57, C-line
Additional centers for women:
- Angeline's Day Center
2030 Third Ave., Seattle, WA 98121
holiday hours: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Bus routes: 5 express, 15 express, E-line
- Mary’s Place
1830 Ninth Ave., Seattle, WA 98101
holiday hours: 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Bus routes: 62, E-line
- The Sophia Way Day Center
3032 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
holiday hours: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Bus route: 249