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December 21, 2014


Capitol Hill Branch : Getting to the Branch

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Library closed Dec. 24 and 25

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24 and Christmas Day Thursday, Dec. 25.


Service interruption in the Library's Online Catalog - Jan. 1

Between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 1,  the Library will be upgrading its electrical power system. During the upgrade, you will be able to search the catalog, but won't be able to log in, place holds, renew items or use other catalog features. The former Library catalog (Horizon Information Portal) will not be available at all. SPL Mobile, access to e-books, free music downloads and many databases and applications also will be unavailable.

Getting to the Capitol Hill Branch

The Capitol Hill Branch is located on the southwest corner of Harvard Avenue East and East Republican Street.


Location of the Capitol Hill Branch of The Seattle Public Library


Driving from the north (going south) via I-5:

  • Take I-5 exit 168A at East Roanoke Street (at south end of ship canal bridge)
  • Turn left at stoplight onto Roanoke and go east 1 block to 10th Avenue East
  • Turn right onto 10th Avenue East and go 1¼ mile to East Republican Street (Note: 10th Avenue becomes Broadway 2 blocks before reaching Republican)
  • Turn right onto Republican and go west 1 block to Harvard Avenue East
  • The library is on the left

Driving from the south (going north) via I-5:

  • Take I-5 exit 166 at Olive Way
  • Turn right onto Olive and go east ¼ mile to Harvard Avenue East (1 block before Broadway)
  • Turn left onto Harvard and go north 3 blocks to East Republican Street
  • The library is on the left


There is free covered parking under the building. Enter and exit the garage on Harvard Ave East.

Library patron parking only. Violators are subject to impound.

Garage Hours

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

No after hours vehicle releases.
The Library cannot be responsible for vehicles or their contents.

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Served by Metro Bus Routes: 8, 9, 43, 49, 60

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Capitol Hill Branch
425 Harvard Ave. E.
Seattle, WA 98102



10 am - 8 pm


10 am - 8 pm


10 am - 8 pm


10 am - 8 pm


10 am - 6 pm


10 am - 6 pm


1 pm - 5 pm

Regional Manager:
Steve DelVecchio