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October 31, 2014

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Central Library : Plan a Visit

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Plan a Visit -Top 10 things to do at the Central Library

View of Central Library from Fourth and Madison

1.

Explore Award-Winning Architecture Up Close

See why Central Library wins awards and attracts worldwide visitors.
Take a tour

 

2.

Take in an Amazing View from the 10th Floor

Ride the chartreuse escalator for a great view of Elliott Bay and beyond.
Explore floor-by-floor highlights

 

See Tony Oursler's video sculpture on the escalator between Levels 3 and 5

3.

Enjoy Exciting Public Art

From sculptures to textiles, you'll find floor-to-ceiling creativity.
Read about public art at Central Library

 

4.

Find a Special Spot Just for You

Children have their own space; so do teens. ESL students, writers, musicians – even coffee lovers – enjoy special areas too.
See the Directory of Services

 

Chocolati Cafe  is located in the Living Room on Level 3

5.

Meet Friends for Coffee

Pick up a coffee, sandwich or chocolates from the Chocolati cart on Level 3.
Read about Chocolati's coffee cart

 

6.

Pick Up a Gift in the FriendShop

Visit the retail shop loaded with interesting gift ideas.
Learn about the FriendShop

 

Bowse the collection

7.

Browse the Collection of 1 Million-Plus

There's so much to see — but don't forget the books, DVDs and other materials.
Take a self-guided tourpdf

 

8.

Hear Famous Authors and Attend Special Events

Attend free programs for a wide variety of interests and age groups.
Check the events calendar

 

Get Research Help in the Mixing Chamber

9.

Tap Into Technology

Access Wi-Fi on your laptop, or use one of 400 public computers.
Read about computers at the library

 

10.

Get Research Help in the Mixing Chamber

Reference librarians provide general and expert assistance.
Ask a Librarian

 

Libraries for All: Investing in Experiences

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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