Amenities Highlights

  • Free Public Computers
  • Wi-Fi
  • FlexTech: Laptops & iPads
  • Air Conditioning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Study Rooms
  • Quiet Room
  • WorkSource Connection Site
  • Maritime and Fishing Industry Collection
  • Free Parking
  • Single-Occupant All-Gender Restroom
  • Multi-Stall Single-Gender Restrooms
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Community Conversations

Join Marcellus Turner, Executive Director and Chief Librarian, in Community Conversations about the future of The Seattle Public Library at Columbia, Southwest and Northeast Branches this fall.

Explore Community Conversations

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Veteran Services

Drop-in and speak with a Veteran specialist from Supportive Services for Veteran Families to see if you qualify for assistance.

View Veteran Services schedule at Ballard Branch

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Employment Assistance with Neighborhood House

Drop-in and speak with an employment specialist or case manager from Neighborhood House to see if you qualify for assistance.

View Employment Assistance schedule at Ballard Branch

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.

Ballard Branch photo gallery