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December 19, 2014


West Seattle 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 West Seattle Branch

The West Seattle Library is located on the southeast corner of 42nd Avenue Southwest and Southwest College Street.


Location of the West Seattle Branch of The Seattle Public Library


Driving from the north or south via I-5:

  • Take I-5 exit 163 (northbound) or exit 163A (southbound) at Spokane St.
  • Follow West Seattle Bridge signs (a.k.a. Spokane St.) - stay up on elevated roadway.
  • Go west on Spokane St. 2½ miles, up and over the West Seattle Bridge.
  • Take Admiral Way exit, and follow signs to Admiral Way.
  • Go north up hill 1½ mile on Admiral Way to 42nd Ave S.W.
  • Turn right on 42nd and go 1 block north to S.W. College St.


Some parking spaces behind the Library and on-street parking are available.


Metro Bus Information

Served by Metro Bus Routes: 50, 55, 56, 57, 128

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West Seattle Branch
2306 42nd Ave. S.W.
Seattle, WA 98116



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Regional Manager:
Jane Appling