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
Microsoft Auditorium at the Central Library

Microsoft Auditorium closed for improvements

The Microsoft Auditorium will temporarily close beginning Monday Nov. 19 for construction work and is expected to reopen in early 2019. When the auditorium reopens, you’ll notice upgrades to acoustics and sound system, lighting and improved visibility for overflow seating area.

Many of your favorite programs are still taking place! Check our event calendar for locations.

Peak Picks: No holds. No wait.

We reserve copies of books that are in high demand to check out on a first come, first served basis at your branch.

Stop by any Library location to see what is on the shelves today!

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