Highlights of the Seattle Room


Hours, Location and Access

The Seattle Room is located on Level 10 of the Central Library. It is open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Friday through Monday. 

Seattle Collection

The Seattle Collection contains items about our city’s history. Along with city documents, local newspaper archives and thousands of photographs of historic Seattle, the collection also includes oral histories, postcards, maps and atlases, restaurant menus, yearbooks from every Seattle high school, and many works by local artists.


Special Collections Online

Many of our special collections are now online, which makes it even easier to find information about Seattle’s rich history. Whether you are interested in learning about the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, or the development and growth of the Pike Place Market, it is all at your fingertips.