Stream movies & TV with your Library card
Use your Library card to stream movies and TV to your phone, computer or smart TV. Access over 6,000 popular movies and shows on Hoopla or select from over 30,000 independent, classic and other films on Kanopy.
Explore late the late 1960s counterculture with the Helix
Browse digitized editions of the Helix, Seattle's first underground newspaper.
The Helix was published from March 1967 to June 1970 and covered events such as police misconduct and brutality, riots in American cities, assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and others, the Vietnam War, Native American fishing rights and more.
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About the Ballard Branch
The current Ballard Branch opened on May 15, 2005. It is one of the most heavily used branches in the Library system. It has a nautical-themed green roof planted with native flora. You can view the green roof from a periscope in the branch.