Air conditioned Libraries

The following libraries offer air conditioned public space and can be used as a place to cool off when outdoor temperatures are high. Library open hours are currently limited. Please check the location page of any branch, or the Hours & Locations page, to see Library open hours.

Extreme Weather Shelters

Bus routes listed are from Central Library/downtown

During extreme weather, the city opens warming or cooling shelters throughout the city.

Day Centers Open For Holidays

Bus routes listed are from Central Library/downtown

  • Jefferson Day Center
    Fourth Ave. and Jefferson St., Seattle, WA 98104
    holiday hours: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Bus routes: 21 express, 36, 57, D-line
  • Lazarus Day Center (must be 50+)
    2329 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98144
    holiday hours: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Bus routes: 7 or Red Line on LINK
  • Union Gospel Mission - Community Room
    318 Second Ave. Ext. S., Seattle, WA  98104
    holiday hours: 2 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Bus routes: 21, 57, C-line  


Additional centers for women: