Our Seattle Writes program offers you time and space to experiment and improve your creative writing. Take free online writing classes with local writers.
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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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.