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Library Closed Monday, May 30

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30.

Building Facts: Ballard Branch

Ballard Branch closed for improvements

The Ballard Branch closed May 9, 2016, for up to about two months for improvements.

After 11 years of heavy use, the branch needs to be recarpeted. While the branch is closed for that work, the Library also will consolidate staff service desks, add comfortable seating, group most public computers in a single area and add self-checkout stations. The changes are based on branch usage and trends in library services.

Patrons may choose any other Library location as a pickup location for items placed on hold and may return materials to any branch. A temporary book drop will be installed between the main entrances of the branch and the Ballard Neighborhood Service Center for the convenience of patrons.

If patrons don't select an alternate branch, their holds will be sent to the Greenwood Branch, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-684-4086.

Ballard events will be held at other locations while this branch is closed. See the calendar for all the details.

The Library's new bookmobile will provide limited access to books and other materials on select Fridays and Sundays. See the bookmobile's Ballard schedule.


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2016 Improvements

Fact Sheet

Alternate Computer Resources - Branch staff members have compiled a comprehensive list of free or low-cost area alternate resources for patrons looking for a computer or access to the Internet during the closure.


Other nearby branches are:


The project is expected to be completed in late June 2016.

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Ballard Branch
5614 22nd Ave. N.W.
Seattle, WA 98107

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Tel: 206-386-4636