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December 19, 2014


Greenwood 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 Greenwood Branch

The Greenwood Branch is located at the intersection of Greenwood Avenue North and North 81st Street in Seattle, Washington.


Location of the Greenwood Branch of The Seattle Public Library

Driving from the north (heading south):

  • Exit from Interstate 5 at N. 85th St. (Exit 172)
  • Drive West on N. 85th St. for 1½ miles to Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Turn left on Greenwood and go south for four blocks.
  • The branch is on the left, on the southeast corner of Greenwood and N. 81st St.


There is free covered parking under the building. Enter and exit the garage on 81st Street.

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 5, 48, 355

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Greenwood Branch
8016 Greenwood Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103



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:
Karen Spiel