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February 13, 2016


Ballard Branch : Getting to the Branch

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Library Closed Monday, Feb. 15

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 15.


Possible service interruption in online Library services Feb. 13 - 14

The Library will be performing maintenance on our network. While we are not expecting service interruptions during this period, there might be brief interruptions in online services. You will be able to search the Bibliocommons catalog, but may not be able to log in, place holds, renew items or use other catalog features. The former Library catalog (Horizon Information Portal) may experience outages as well. SPL Mobile, access to e-books, free music downloads and many databases and applications also may be affected.

Getting to the Ballard Branch

The Ballard Branch is located at 5614 22nd Ave. N.W., between Northwest 56th St. and Northwest 57th St.


Location of the Ballard Branch of The Seattle Public Library


Driving from the north or south via I-5:

  • Take I-5 exit 169 and follow the N. 45th St. ramp.
  • Turn left on 45th St. and stay with the arterial for 3½ miles to 22nd Ave. N.W. (Note: The arterial will become N. 46th St. and Market St. before reaching 22nd Ave. N.W.)
  • Turn right on 22nd Ave. N.W. and go north 1 block to N.W. 56th St.
  • The library is on the right.
  • End of list


Free parking is available in the underground garage beneath the building. Entrance to parking garage is on N.W. 56th St. Library and Neighborhood Service Center parking only. Violators subject to impound.

Garage hours:
Monday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

No after hours vehicle releases. Library and NSC not responsible for vehicles or contents.


For more information, see Parking at the Ballard Branch and Ballard Neighborhood Service Center.pdf


Metro Bus Information

Served by Metro Bus Routes: 17, 18, 40, 44

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Ballard Branch
5614 22nd Ave. N.W.
Seattle, WA 98107



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