Access to the Seattle Room on Level 10 is available by appointment on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
The Faye G. Allen Children’s Center located on Level 1 closes at 6 p.m. each evening.
The Chocolati coffee cart is closed until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience.
- Free Public Computers
- Air Conditioning
- Meeting Rooms
- Hugh and Jane Ferguson Seattle Room
- Short Edition Story Dispenser
- Paid Parking
- Single-Occupant All-Gender Restroom
- Multi-Stall Single-Gender Restrooms
- Multi-Stall Single-Gender Children’s Restrooms
- Book return box is located on the west side of the building, on Fourth Ave., to the left of the entrance
Programs & Services
May is Older Adults Month! We offer programs people of all ages, but some are especially helpful for older adults. Trace your family history with our genealogy resources, find community resources or explore classes and workshops in person and online.
Share your thoughts on a Library app
We are researching how a mobile app could enhance your experience and improve access to the Library. We want your input on which features are most important to you in an app.
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About the Central Library
The new Central Library opened May 23, 2004. The 11-floor building contains an innovative "Books Spiral," a 275-seat auditorium, and open spaces where patrons can meet, study, search the web or read. The Library has centers for children, teens and adult readers, along with expanded collections and a large computer lab. It also has underground parking for about 143 vehicles.