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December 19, 2014

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International District / Chinatown Branch : Getting to the Branch

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Alert

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 International District / Chinatown Branch

The International District / Chinatown Branch is located at 713 Eighth Ave. S on the west side of Eighth Avenue South, between South Dearborn Street and South Lane Street. The library (and a community center visible along Dearborn) is part of the International District Village Square II building.

 

Location of the International District / Chinatown Branch of The Seattle Public Library

 

From the north (going south) via I-5:

  • Take exit 164 toward I-90.
  • Before merging with I-90, take the Dearborn Street exit ramp.
  • Turn right on South Dearborn Street, and go 1 block west to Eighth Avenue South.
  • Turn right on Eighth Avenue South. The branch is mid-block on the left.

From the south (going north) via I-5:

  • Take exit 164A (for I-90) and follow the signs toward Madison Street.
  • Before reaching Madison, take the Dearborn Street exit ramp.
  • Turn left on Sough Dearborn Street (crossing under I-5) and go 2 blocks west to Eighth Avenue South.
  • Turn right on Eighth Avenue South. The branch is mid-block on the left.

From downtown via surface streets:

  • Follow Fifth Avenue heading south to South Jackson Street.
  • Turn left onto South Jackson and go 4 blocks east to Eighth Avenue South.
  • Turn right onto Eighth Avenue South and go 3½ blocks south.
  • The branch is on the right hand side at mid-block between South Lane and South Dearborn streets.

Parking

Parking is available on the streets around the branch.

 

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. The closest bus tunnel stop is the International District station.

Metro Bus Trip Planner (Opens a new window)

 

Served by Light Rail: International District/Chinatown 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)

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International District / Chinatown Branch
713 Eighth Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98104
206-386-1300

Hours:

Mon:

1 pm - 8 pm

Tue:

1 pm - 8 pm

Wed:

11 am - 6 pm

Thu:

11 am - 6 pm

Fri:

Closed

Sat:

11 am - 6 pm

Sun:

1 pm - 5 pm


Regional Manager:
Wei Cai
 

Nearest branches open every day: