Amenities Highlights

  • Free Public Computers
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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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Booktoberfest

Every fall, our librarians visit your favorite bars and pubs for Booktoberfest, our celebration of books, beer and good cheer.

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Author Events

We host readings by major authors and post podcasts of author talks.

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