Join Marcellus Turner, Executive Director and Chief Librarian, in Community Conversations about the future of The Seattle Public Library at Columbia, Southwest and Northeast Branches this fall.
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.
Featured EventsAll Central Library Events
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.