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Central Library escalator maintenance June 22-early August

Escalators throughout the Central Library will be out of service for a week at a time for maintenance. From July 6-10, the escalator going down from Level 3 to Level 1 will be out of service. Please use the elevators or stairs.

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All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Independence Day, Saturday, July 4.

Concept Book for the new Central Library

The "Concept Book," first presented at Seattle's Benaroya Hall on Dec. 15, 1999, reveals early ideas from the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) and LMN on the organization of different service functions in the new Central Library. The book is the result of OMA/LMN's initial work with the Library's comprehensive facilities program.


OMA/LMN Architects "Concept Book" (Opens a new window) December 1999

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