Seattle Public Libraries

Seattle, WA

COVID-19 Services & Policies

The following locations will allow returns at outside book drops on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from noon to 6 pm, or until book drops are full. Materials will not be accepted by staff.

Ballard Branch
Broadview Branch
Douglass-Truth Branch
Green Lake Branch
High Point Branch
Lake City Branch
Northeast Branch
Rainier Beach Branch
Southwest Branch
Upcoming Events
The Seattle Public Library hosts a dizzying number of events at branches across the city, and every single one of them is absolutely free. They’ll help you figure out your new computer, do your taxes, learn a new language, play board games, discuss books, hear from authors, listen to concerts, watch movies, become a US citizen, entertain your children, take advantage of government programs, experiment with 3D printers, and much more. Of particular note is their Seattle Writes program: free workshops and classes with accomplished local writing teachers as well as a Hugo House writing circle with local authors. They also have book clubs and reading groups aimed at a truly wide variety of specific audiences, from low-vision readers to babies. They also host programs in languages including Chinese, Vietnamese, Somali, and Spanish. And a few times a year, they offer the Seattle community the chance to attend free talks by famous touring authors. Even if there’s nothing up your alley in their schedule, the Central Library (downtown) is a bizarre and famous piece of architecture by Rem Koolhaas—you could easily spend hours exploring the building both inside and out. (JULIA RABAN)

On Demand Events at Seattle Public Libraries

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Upcoming Scheduled Events at Seattle Public Libraries

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