Seattle Central Library

1000 4th Ave SeattleWA98104

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The Extras:
Kiddies welcome: downstairs by the Fourth Avenue entrance lies the 15,000- square-foot children's selection, complete with a separate reading room, toddler-sized shelving units and comfy cushions.
by Citysearch on May 25, 2010 from Citysearch
The Spring Street entrance's parking facility has 143 spots and the first 20 minutes are free.
by Citysearch on April 21, 2009 from Citysearch

Editorial Reviews

It isn't often that the library is considered one of the coolest joints in town, but Seattle's downtown library is such an architectural wonder that it is one of the city's highlights. When the building opened in 2004, its design created a rift among many locals, who either loved it or hated it. Indeed, there wasn't much of a middle ground with this giant glass cube and its diamond-patterned...
by frommers on March 02, 2012 from frommers
Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas and Seattle-area native Joshua Ramus's groundbreaking design for the Central Library has turned what is often a utilitarian building into an architectural mecca. Its shape is hard to pin down; some call it a just-landed spacecraft; others describe it as a Rubik's Cube cinched by a corset. The library, which opened in May 2004, houses some one million books (the...
by concierge on June 26, 2011 from concierge
If backed-up next to each other, the 9,906 shelves in this downtown civic institution would stretch over 30 miles.:
In Short
Principle architect Rem Koolhaas (Netherlands) designed this awe-inspiring structure which includes traditional reading rooms as well as an auditorium and cafe. On the top floor,...
by by Contributor at Citysearch on September 07, 2006 from Citysearch

Information from the business

OUR VISION FOR SEATTLE A city where imagination and opportunity thrive. OUR MISSION The Seattle Public Library brings peopl...e, information and ideas together to enrich lives and build community. SPANISH LANGUAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Please like our page for Spanish-speakers! INTERACTING WITH THE LIBRARY ONLINE Here are some guidelines for online...
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