Central Library

Local nameCentral Library

The Seattle Central Library is the flagship library of the Seattle Public Library system. The 11-story glass and steel building in downtown Seattle, Washington was opened to the public on May 23, 2004. Rem Koolhaas and Joshua Prince-Ramus of OMA/LMN were the principal architects, and Magnusson Klemencic Associates was the structural engineer with Arup. Arup also provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering, as well as fire/life safety, security, IT and communications, and audio visual consulting. Hoffman Construction Company of Portland, Oregon, was the general contractor.

The 362,987 square feet public library has the capacity to hold about one and a half million books and other materials. It offers underground public parking for 143 vehicles and over 400 computers accessible to the public. Over two million people visited the library during its first year.

Tags LibraryWheelchair AccessibleWi-FiEditor's ChoiceModern Architecture
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Opening hours

Mon - Thu: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Fri - Sat: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sun: noon - 6 p.m.

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seattle_Central_Library

Official Website https://www.spl.org/hours-and-locations/central-library

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeattlePublicLibrary

Phone 206-386-4636

Address 1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98164, USA

Coordinates 47°36'24.079" N -122°19'57.586" E

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