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

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Curbside services are available Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. Open for book returns from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 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 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  4. Thu 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  5. Fri 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  6. Sat 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  7. Sun closed

Book Return hours:

  1. Mon - Sun10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Find out which Library services are currently available.

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
  • Book return box is located on the west side of the building, on Fourth Ave., to the left of the entrance
Road to Reopening

Road to Reopening

Some Library locations are accepting book returns and offering curbside pickup service and public restroom access during limited hours. Find out more about the Library’s current services on our Road to Reopening page.

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COVID-19 Resources

Find information about vaccinations from local and national sources, along with other health and pandemic resources.

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.

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