Best libraries in Seattle

Check out the top libraries in Seattle, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Seattle Public Library-Central Library
1. Seattle Public Library-Central Library
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153 local reviews
1000 4th Ave, Seattle
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 206-386-4636
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Rob & Suzi
Most people don't think to go to the library on vacation, but you'll thank us for this tip. The Seattle…
Caitlyn
The Central Library is a fascinating piece of architecture, designed to look like a stack of books. Browse new…
Ping
The Seattle Public Library's Central Library is the flagship library of The Seattle Public Library system. The…
1. Seattle Public Library-Central Library
1. Seattle Public Library-Central Library
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153 local reviews
1000 4th Ave, Seattle
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 206-386-4636
Rob & Suzi
Rob & Suzi
Most people don't think to go to the library on vacation, but you'll thank us for this tip. The Seattle Public Library happens to live…
Caitlyn
Caitlyn
The Central Library is a fascinating piece of architecture, designed to look like a stack of books. Browse new releases, wander the stacks…
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…
2. University of Washington
2. University of Washington
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177 local reviews
University of Washington, Seattle
+1 206-543-2100
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Carly
UW encompasses over 500 buildings and over 20 million gross square footage of space, including one of the…
Bob & Jeanette
It's a beautiful University with a mixture of old and new buildings. Wonderfully maintained grounds. Tours…
Steve
Beautiful campus for strolling around on a nice day. If you've never been, it's worth a wander. The library…
2. University of Washington
2. University of Washington
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177 local reviews
University of Washington, Seattle
+1 206-543-2100
Carly
Carly
UW encompasses over 500 buildings and over 20 million gross square footage of space, including one of the largest library systems in the…
Bob & Jeanette
Bob & Jeanette
It's a beautiful University with a mixture of old and new buildings. Wonderfully maintained grounds. Tours available. Don't miss the…
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…
3. Beacon Hill Branch - The Seattle Public Library
3. Beacon Hill Branch - The Seattle Public Library
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17 local reviews
2821 Beacon Ave S, Seattle
Closed · Opens 1:00 PM
+1 206-684-4711
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Ryan & Kelsey
Seattle recently built many new library branches including this one about a 5 minute walk from our house. Free…
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…
Prez & 'Keia
The public library is always a great resource and is a good place to use internet services, if you happen to…
3. Beacon Hill Branch - The Seattle Public Library
3. Beacon Hill Branch - The Seattle Public Library
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17 local reviews
2821 Beacon Ave S, Seattle
Closed · Opens 1:00 PM
+1 206-684-4711
Ryan & Kelsey
Ryan & Kelsey
Seattle recently built many new library branches including this one about a 5 minute walk from our house. Free internet and lots of books…
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…
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.
4. Bellevue Library
4. Bellevue Library
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9 local reviews
1111 110th Ave NE, Bellevue
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 425-450-1765
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David
This is a fantastic library, with a large collection of books, music, and DVDs to borrow and computers to use…
Happy Nimbus
Largest Library on the eastside, allows food and drinks so you can spend your day reading away!
Tina
Taking it easy today? Walk to this beautiful library and check out some books!
4. Bellevue Library
4. Bellevue Library
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9 local reviews
1111 110th Ave NE, Bellevue
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+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…
Happy Nimbus
Happy Nimbus
Largest Library on the eastside, allows food and drinks so you can spend your day reading away!
Tina
Tina
Taking it easy today? Walk to this beautiful library and check out some books!
5. Douglass-Truth Branch - The Seattle Public Library
5. Douglass-Truth Branch - The Seattle Public Library
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9 local reviews
2300 E Yesler Way, Seattle
Closed · Opens 1:00 PM
+1 206-684-4704
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Ali
Neighborhood branch of Seattle's incredible library system features the city's largest public collection of…
Nancy
Fredrick Douglas Sojourner Truth Seattle Public Library. Use your city's library card for a guest pass.
Gerry
Historic branch library - 5 minutes away
5. Douglass-Truth Branch - The Seattle Public Library
5. Douglass-Truth Branch - The Seattle Public Library
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9 local reviews
2300 E Yesler Way, Seattle
Closed · Opens 1:00 PM
+1 206-684-4704
Ali
Ali
Neighborhood branch of Seattle's incredible library system features the city's largest public collection of African-American authors and…
Nancy
Nancy
Fredrick Douglas Sojourner Truth Seattle Public Library. Use your city's library card for a guest pass.
Gerry
Gerry
Historic branch library - 5 minutes away
6. Columbia City
6. Columbia City
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48 local reviews
Columbia City, Seattle
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Deena
Restaurants, music scene, family friendly places, wonderful toy store, public library, open air farmer's…
Laura
Great restaurants, excellent bakery, an independently owned cinema, natural foods market, historic library…
Ed/Gretchen
Our local neighborhood center was an independent logging town 100 years ago. Lots of restaurants, shops, and…
6. Columbia City
6. Columbia City
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48 local reviews
Columbia City, Seattle
Deena
Deena
Restaurants, music scene, family friendly places, wonderful toy store, public library, open air farmer's market every Wednesday from 3-7p,…
Laura
Laura
Great restaurants, excellent bakery, an independently owned cinema, natural foods market, historic library and small town center/village…
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…
7. Burien Library
7. Burien Library
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8 local reviews
400 SW 152nd St, Burien
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 206-243-3490
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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…
Anne Marie & Russell
We love our new Burien Library - it's spacious, light-filled and has a huge selection. Great place to hang out…
Martin
The newly remodeled library is a great place to read, research, meeting rooms, conference rooms, 32,000 square…
7. Burien Library
7. Burien Library
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8 local reviews
400 SW 152nd St, Burien
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+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…
Anne Marie & Russell
Anne Marie & Russell
We love our new Burien Library - it's spacious, light-filled and has a huge selection. Great place to hang out for a bit.
Martin
Martin
The newly remodeled library is a great place to read, research, meeting rooms, conference rooms, 32,000 square foot.
8. Richmond Beach Library
8. Richmond Beach Library
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5 local reviews
19601 21st Ave NW, Shoreline
Closed · Opens Monday 10:00 AM
+1 206-546-3522
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Valmari
Ask them to show you where the old library is located (about 2 blocks down the street. You won't believe it…
Christy
This cozy neighborhood library is perched on the bluff above Richmond Beach. It is in a park with expansive…
Patty
A wonderful library, with a kid-friendly park and a wonderful view!
8. Richmond Beach Library
8. Richmond Beach Library
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5 local reviews
19601 21st Ave NW, Shoreline
Closed · Opens Monday 10:00 AM
+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…
Christy
Christy
This cozy neighborhood library is perched on the bluff above Richmond Beach. It is in a park with expansive views of Puget Sound and the…
Patty
Patty
A wonderful library, with a kid-friendly park and a wonderful view!
9. Northeast Branch - The Seattle Public Library
9. Northeast Branch - The Seattle Public Library
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11 local reviews
6801 35th Ave NE, Seattle
Closed · Opens 1:00 PM
+1 206-684-7539
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Fabio
The Seattle library Northeast Branch, which serves Wedgwood, Morningside, View Ridge, Hawthorne Hills,…
Maya & Henry
Our local library--a great branch of the Seattle Public Library!
Carol
A nice neighborhood library with computers available.
9. Northeast Branch - The Seattle Public Library
9. Northeast Branch - The Seattle Public Library
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11 local reviews
6801 35th Ave NE, Seattle
Closed · Opens 1:00 PM
+1 206-684-7539
Fabio
Fabio
The Seattle library Northeast Branch, which serves Wedgwood, Morningside, View Ridge, Hawthorne Hills, Windermere, Ravenna-Bryant and…
Maya & Henry
Maya & Henry
Our local library--a great branch of the Seattle Public Library!
Carol
Carol
A nice neighborhood library with computers available.
10. Greenwood Branch - The Seattle Public Library
10. Greenwood Branch - The Seattle Public Library
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11 local reviews
8016 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle
Closed · Opens 1:00 PM
+1 206-684-4086
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Donna
It's a LIBRARY! It is actually on my street, about 7 houses away. I've counted my steps walking there, but I…
Sheila
When in Greenwood, enjoy the beautiful Seattle Public Library branch.
Elisa
Take a stroll the the public library and grab a coffee on your way.
10. Greenwood Branch - The Seattle Public Library
10. Greenwood Branch - The Seattle Public Library
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11 local reviews
8016 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle
Closed · Opens 1:00 PM
+1 206-684-4086
Donna
Donna
It's a LIBRARY! It is actually on my street, about 7 houses away. I've counted my steps walking there, but I do not remember how many, so…
Sheila
Sheila
When in Greenwood, enjoy the beautiful Seattle Public Library branch.
Elisa
Elisa
Take a stroll the the public library and grab a coffee on your way.
11. Columbia Branch - The Seattle Public Library
11. Columbia Branch - The Seattle Public Library
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8 local reviews
4721 Rainier Ave S, Seattle
Closed · Opens 1:00 PM
+1 206-386-1908
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Christo
Carnegie-funded public library. A landmark of the Columbia City neighborhood.
Eric
Public library. Features movies in the grassy park outside in the summer
Teresa
Because libraries are an amazing resource!!
11. Columbia Branch - The Seattle Public Library
11. Columbia Branch - The Seattle Public Library
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8 local reviews
4721 Rainier Ave S, Seattle
Closed · Opens 1:00 PM
+1 206-386-1908
Christo
Christo
Carnegie-funded public library. A landmark of the Columbia City neighborhood.
Eric
Eric
Public library. Features movies in the grassy park outside in the summer
Teresa
Teresa
Because libraries are an amazing resource!!
12. Crossroads Bellevue
12. Crossroads Bellevue
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27 local reviews
15600 NE 8th St, Bellevue
Closed · Opens 7:00 AM
+1 425-644-1111
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Rick
BEST FOOD COURT in Seattle area. QFC grocery store, King Co. Library branch, Regal Cinemas multi-plex, UPS…
Cindy & Zack
The Crossroads shopping mall is only 5 minutes away. It is a fun place for movie, grocery, food, coffee,…
Zsuzsanna
Groceries, restaurants, library, entertainment, classes, beauty salons, rock climbing, bus stops, police…
12. Crossroads Bellevue
12. Crossroads Bellevue
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27 local reviews
15600 NE 8th St, Bellevue
Closed · Opens 7:00 AM
+1 425-644-1111
Rick
Rick
BEST FOOD COURT in Seattle area. QFC grocery store, King Co. Library branch, Regal Cinemas multi-plex, UPS store, Starbucks, Barber Shop…
Cindy & Zack
Cindy & Zack
The Crossroads shopping mall is only 5 minutes away. It is a fun place for movie, grocery, food, coffee, library and many other stores.
Zsuzsanna
Zsuzsanna
Groceries, restaurants, library, entertainment, classes, beauty salons, rock climbing, bus stops, police station, banks, etc.