Capitol Hill Branch : Getting to the Branch

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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 Boylston St. towards Roanoke Street
  • Merge onto Boylston Ave. E.
  • Make a slight left onto Lakeview Blvd. E.
  • Turn left onto Belmont Ave. E.
  • Turn left onto E. Roy St.
  • Turn right onto Harvard Ave. E.
  • The library is on the right


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.


Metro Bus Information

Served by Metro Bus Routes: 8, 9, 10, 47, 49, 60 Link light rail and First Hill Streetcar

Metro Bus Trip Planner (Opens a new window)


Served by Light Rail: Capitol Hill Station

Link Light Rail Schedule (Opens a new window)


Transportation Resource Index. Public and non-profit transportation options throughout the Puget Sound Region. (Opens a new window)

Safe Place

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



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Steve DelVecchio

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