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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 June 22-July 2, the escalator going up from Level 1 to Level 3 is out of service. Please use the elevators or stairs.

Library closed Saturday, July 4

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

Getting There & Parking

The Central Library is located in downtown Seattle between Spring and Madison streets and Fourth and Fifth avenues.


Parking information for cars and bikes.


Map to The Central Library

Driving from the north (going south) via Interstate-5

  • Take I-5 exit 165B at Union Street.
  • Follow Union three blocks west to Fifth Avenue.
  • Turn left on Fifth and go south three blocks to Spring Street.
  • The library is on the right.

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

  • Take I-5 exit 165 at Seneca Street.
  • Follow Seneca Street one block west.
  • Turn left on Fifth Avenue and go south one block to Spring Street.
  • The library is on the right.

Driving from the east via I-90

  • When I-90 ends, take the ramp toward northbound I-5.
  • Take the second exit at Madison Street.
  • Turn left on Madison Street and go west two blocks to Fifth Avenue.
  • The library is on the right.

Public Transportation Information

All bus routes that provide service to downtown Seattle come within walking distance of the library and many stop within a block.

 

Metro Bus Trip Planner (Opens a new window)


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

Safe Place

Central Library
1000 Fourth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104
206-386-4636

Hours:

Mon:

10 am - 8 pm

Tue:

10 am - 8 pm

Wed:

10 am - 8 pm

Thu:

10 am - 8 pm

Fri:

10 am - 6 pm

Sat:

10 am - 6 pm

Sun:

Noon - 6 pm


Book Drop Hours

 

  • Monday - Friday
    6 am - 10 pm
  • Saturday - Sunday
    9:30 am - 6 pm
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