Best libraries in Seattle

Check out the top libraries in Seattle, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. University of Washington
1. University of Washington
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70 local reviews
022 Odegaard, Seattle
+1 206-543-2100
UniversityPoint of interestEstablishment
Karen
The lovely campus of the University of Washington is a great place to explore. Nice architecture, great librar…
Bob
It's a beautiful University with a mixture of old and new buildings. Wonderfully maintained grounds. Tours ava…
Steve
Beautiful campus for strolling around on a nice day. If you've never been, it's worth a wander. The library …
1. University of Washington
1. University of Washington
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70 local reviews
022 Odegaard, Seattle
+1 206-543-2100
Karen
Karen
The lovely campus of the University of Washington is a great place to explore. Nice architecture, great libraries, vast lawns, excellent mus…
Bob
Bob
It's a beautiful University with a mixture of old and new buildings. Wonderfully maintained grounds. Tours available. Don't miss the librar…
Steve
Steve
Beautiful campus for strolling around on a nice day. If you've never been, it's worth a wander. The library is a must see, go to the "Harr…
2. Northeast Public Library
2. Northeast Public Library
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3 local reviews
6801 35th Avenue Northeast, Seattle
Closed now
+1 206-684-7539
LibraryPoint of interestEstablishment
Fabio
The Seattle library Northeast Branch, which serves Wedgwood, Morningside, View Ridge, Hawthorne Hills, Winderm…
carol
A nice neighborhood library with computers available.
Maya
Our local library--a great branch of the Seattle Public Library!
2. Northeast Public Library
2. Northeast Public Library
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3 local reviews
6801 35th Avenue Northeast, Seattle
Closed now
+1 206-684-7539
Fabio
Fabio
The Seattle library Northeast Branch, which serves Wedgwood, Morningside, View Ridge, Hawthorne Hills, Windermere, Ravenna-Bryant and Laurel…
carol
carol
A nice neighborhood library with computers available.
Maya
Maya
Our local library--a great branch of the Seattle Public Library!
3. Seattle Public Library-Central Library
3. Seattle Public Library-Central Library
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41 local reviews
1000 4th Avenue, Seattle
Closed now
+1 206-386-4636
LibraryPoint of interestEstablishment
ping
The Seattle Public Library's Central Library is the flagship library of The Seattle Public Library system. The…
Sarah
The Seattle Public Library offers a unique libaray experience that couples exhibits for the literature and art…
Roger
A Rem Koolhaas masterpiece, the library is a fun place not to just check out books, but to wander around and e…
3. Seattle Public Library-Central Library
3. Seattle Public Library-Central Library
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41 local reviews
1000 4th Avenue, Seattle
Closed now
+1 206-386-4636
ping
ping
The Seattle Public Library's Central Library is the flagship library of The Seattle Public Library system. The 11-story glass and steel buil…
Sarah
Sarah
The Seattle Public Library offers a unique libaray experience that couples exhibits for the literature and arts with the normal functions of…
Roger
Roger
A Rem Koolhaas masterpiece, the library is a fun place not to just check out books, but to wander around and enjoy the views & architecture…
4. Beacon Hill Public Library
4. Beacon Hill Public Library
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6 local reviews
2821 Beacon Ave S, Seattle
Closed now
(206) 684-4711
LibraryEstablishment
Brook and Cat
The Beacon Hill branch of the library is a great space to hang out, focus, and take advantage of free wifi. Oh…
Candace
Bright, open, new library with great kids' area, free music and storytimes and good selection of DVD's, music…
Prez & 'Keia
The public library is always a great resource and is a good place to use internet services, if you happen to n…
4. Beacon Hill Public Library
4. Beacon Hill Public Library
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6 local reviews
2821 Beacon Ave S, Seattle
Closed now
(206) 684-4711
Brook and Cat
Brook and Cat
The Beacon Hill branch of the library is a great space to hang out, focus, and take advantage of free wifi. Oh yeah, they have lots of books…
Candace
Candace
Bright, open, new library with great kids' area, free music and storytimes and good selection of DVD's, music, books and magazine.
Prez & 'Keia
Prez & 'Keia
The public library is always a great resource and is a good place to use internet services, if you happen to need access to a computer. Plu…
5. Burien Library
5. Burien Library
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5 local reviews
400 Southwest 152nd Street, Burien
Closed now
+1 206-243-3490
LibraryPoint of interestEstablishment
Becca and Josh
The Burien library is new, in the center of town, close to the spray park for kids, has free wi-fi and plent o…
Martin
The newly remodeled library is a great place to read, research, meeting rooms, conference rooms, 32,000 square…
Anne Marie & Russell
We love our new library - it's spacious, light-filled and has a huge selection. Great place to hang out for a …
5. Burien Library
5. Burien Library
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5 local reviews
400 Southwest 152nd Street, Burien
Closed now
+1 206-243-3490
Becca and Josh
Becca and Josh
The Burien library is new, in the center of town, close to the spray park for kids, has free wi-fi and plent of places to sit and read. Acro…
Martin
Martin
The newly remodeled library is a great place to read, research, meeting rooms, conference rooms, 32,000 square foot; 2.5 miles from house.
Anne Marie & Russell
Anne Marie & Russell
We love our new library - it's spacious, light-filled and has a huge selection. Great place to hang out for a bit.
6. Burien
6. Burien
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4 local reviews
Burien, Burien
LocalityPolitical
Jill
Old Town Burien - shopping, open market in summer, library, restaurants, yoga, gyms, etc.
Kathy
Quaint downtown Burien with shops, restaurants, grand new library. Cute Old Main St. with shops and some uni…
Kathy
Quaint downtown Burien with shops, restaurants, grand new library. Cute Old Main St. with shops and some uni…
6. Burien
6. Burien
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4 local reviews
Burien, Burien
Jill
Jill
Old Town Burien - shopping, open market in summer, library, restaurants, yoga, gyms, etc.
Kathy
Kathy
Quaint downtown Burien with shops, restaurants, grand new library. Cute Old Main St. with shops and some unique dining at The Tin Room, or…
Kathy
Kathy
Quaint downtown Burien with shops, restaurants, grand new library. Cute Old Main St. with shops and some unique dining at The Tin Room, or…
7. Columbia City
7. Columbia City
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16 local reviews
Columbia City, Seattle
NeighborhoodPolitical
Ed/Gretchen
Our local neighborhood center was an independent logging town 100 years ago. Lots of restaurants, shops, and …
Laura
Great restaurants, excellent bakery, an independently owned cinema, natural foods market, historic library an…
Deena
Restaurants, music scene, family friendly places, wonderful toy store, public library, open air farmer's marke…
7. Columbia City
7. Columbia City
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16 local reviews
Columbia City, Seattle
Ed/Gretchen
Ed/Gretchen
Our local neighborhood center was an independent logging town 100 years ago. Lots of restaurants, shops, and independent movie theater, and…
Laura
Laura
Great restaurants, excellent bakery, an independently owned cinema, natural foods market, historic library and small town center/village fe…
Deena
Deena
Restaurants, music scene, family friendly places, wonderful toy store, public library, open air farmer's market every Wednesday from 3-7p, h…
8. Greenwood Branch of The Seattle Public Library
8. Greenwood Branch of The Seattle Public Library
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6 local reviews
8016 Greenwood Avenue North, Seattle
Closed now
+1 206-684-4086
LibraryPoint of interestEstablishment
Vic
Newly updated Library! Local information hub
Christy
Neighborhood Seattle Public Library
Sheila
When in Greenwood, enjoy the beautiful Seattle Public Library branch.
8. Greenwood Branch of The Seattle Public Library
8. Greenwood Branch of The Seattle Public Library
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6 local reviews
8016 Greenwood Avenue North, Seattle
Closed now
+1 206-684-4086
Vic
Vic
Newly updated Library! Local information hub
Christy
Christy
Neighborhood Seattle Public Library
Sheila
Sheila
When in Greenwood, enjoy the beautiful Seattle Public Library branch.
9. Richmond Beach Library
9. Richmond Beach Library
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2 local reviews
19601 21st Avenue Northwest, Shoreline
Closed now
+1 206-546-3522
LibraryPoint of interestEstablishment
Valmari
Ask them to show you where the old library is located (about 2 blocks down the street. You won't believe it wa…
Chris (and Rick)
A beautiful, small library... great place to sit and read...
Chris (And Rick)
A beautiful, small library... great place to sit and read...
9. Richmond Beach Library
9. Richmond Beach Library
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2 local reviews
19601 21st Avenue Northwest, Shoreline
Closed now
+1 206-546-3522
Valmari
Valmari
Ask them to show you where the old library is located (about 2 blocks down the street. You won't believe it was actually a library. Then wal…
Chris (and Rick)
Chris (and Rick)
A beautiful, small library... great place to sit and read...
Chris (And Rick)
Chris (And Rick)
A beautiful, small library... great place to sit and read...
10. Bellevue Library
10. Bellevue Library
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2 local reviews
1111 110th Avenue Northeast, Bellevue
Closed now
+1 425-450-1765
LibraryPoint of interestEstablishment
David
This is a fantastic library, with a large collection of books, music, and DVDs to borrow and computers to use …
Cecelia
Beautiful new library with cafe-like decor.
David
This is a fantastic library, with a large collection of books, music, and DVDs to borrow and computers to use …
10. Bellevue Library
10. Bellevue Library
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2 local reviews
1111 110th Avenue Northeast, Bellevue
Closed now
+1 425-450-1765
David
David
This is a fantastic library, with a large collection of books, music, and DVDs to borrow and computers to use on site. Plus it's an architec…
Cecelia
Cecelia
Beautiful new library with cafe-like decor.
David
David
This is a fantastic library, with a large collection of books, music, and DVDs to borrow and computers to use on site. Plus it's an architec…
11. Madrona Sally Goldmark Library
11. Madrona Sally Goldmark Library
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2 local reviews
1134 33rd Avenue, Seattle
Closed now
+1 206-684-4705
LibraryPoint of interestEstablishment
Heath
Cozy library stocked with books, movies and music, and children's story-telling hours.
Hunter
A quiet and interesting library, very good for relaxing and hanging out.
Heath
Cozy library stocked with books, movies and music, and children's story-telling hours.
11. Madrona Sally Goldmark Library
11. Madrona Sally Goldmark Library
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2 local reviews
1134 33rd Avenue, Seattle
Closed now
+1 206-684-4705
Heath
Heath
Cozy library stocked with books, movies and music, and children's story-telling hours.
Hunter
Hunter
A quiet and interesting library, very good for relaxing and hanging out.
Heath
Heath
Cozy library stocked with books, movies and music, and children's story-telling hours.
12. Douglass-Truth Library
12. Douglass-Truth Library
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3 local reviews
2300 East Yesler Way, Seattle
Closed now
+1 206-684-4704
LibraryPoint of interestEstablishment
Gerry
Historic branch library - 5 minutes away
Carol
Public library for books, videos and CDs
Gerry
Historic branch library - 5 minutes away
12. Douglass-Truth Library
12. Douglass-Truth Library
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3 local reviews
2300 East Yesler Way, Seattle
Closed now
+1 206-684-4704
Gerry
Gerry
Historic branch library - 5 minutes away
Carol
Carol
Public library for books, videos and CDs
Gerry
Gerry
Historic branch library - 5 minutes away