Central Library

1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle, WA 98104

206-386-4636

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 Exterior view of the Central Library

Central Library

1000 Fourth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104

tel: 206-386-4636

Directions

Curbside services are available Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. Open for book returns daily. Restroom access daily (multi-stall single-gender restrooms on level 1) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Use Fourth Ave. plaza and book return.

Hours this week:

  1. Mon closed
  2. Tue 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  3. Wed closed
  4. Thu 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  5. Fri closed
  6. Sat 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  7. Sun closed

Book Return hours:

  1. Mon - Sun10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
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Amenities Highlights

  • Free Public Computers
  • Wi-Fi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Hugh and Jane Ferguson Seattle Room
  • FriendShop
  • Chocolati Coffee Cart
  • Paid Parking
  • Single-Occupant All-Gender Restroom
  • Multi-Stall Single-Gender Restrooms
  • Multi-Stall Single-Gender Children’s Restrooms
Curbside Service

Curbside Services

Curbside service is now available 5 days per week at some locations, and returns are accepted daily.

Virtual Story Time graphic

Story Time

Join us every Wednesday and Friday for fun virtual story times!

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.

Central Library Photo Gallery