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December 22, 2014


Lake City 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 Lake City Branch

The Lake City Branch is located on the northwest corner of Northeast 125th Street and 28th Avenue Northeast.


Location of the Lake City Branch of The Seattle Public Library


Driving from the south (going north):

  • Take I-5 exit 174 at N.E. 130th St.
  • Turn right on Roosevelt Way
  • Go east two blocks (becomes 125th St.)
  • Go east ¾ mi. on N.E. 125th to 28th Ave. N.E.
  • Turn left onto 28th Ave. N.E.


Driving from the north (going south):

  • Take I-5 exit 175 at N.E. 145th St.
  • Turn left on 145th
  • Go east on 145th (past golf course) to 15th Ave. N.E.
  • Turn right, go south on 15th Ave. N.E. ¾ mi. to N.E. 125th St.
  • Turn left on 125th
  • Go ½ mi. to 28th N.E..
  • Turn left onto 28th Ave. N.E.



There is free covered parking under the building. Enter and exit the garage on 28th Ave. N.E.


Metro Bus Information

Served by Metro Bus Routes: 41, 64, 65, 72, 75, 243, 309, 312, 330, 372, 522

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Lake City Branch
12501 28th Ave. N.E.
Seattle, WA 98125



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Regional Manager:
Francesca Wainwright