Seattle Public Library, Seattle

4.6
Seattle Public Library is the flagship building of the city's public library system. The 11-story glass-and-steel structure can hold about 1.45 million books, making it a must-see for literature fans and architecture enthusiasts alike. Take a self-guided tour to explore the award-winning construction. Don't miss the books spiral, a continuous series of shelves reaching four stories high. The 400 computers are a great resource. Bring a book up to the Betty Jane Narver reading room to relax with superb views of Elliott Bay. Planning Seattle trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • It's a fresh architecture. The staff was very nice and the staff were very good. The book's Mao characters were displayed together in the bookstore, which made the children more interesting.
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  • The library looks so modern. We went there just to take a look - and stayed for two hours reading books to our kids. The selection of children books is awesome, the books are all in great or even new ...  more »
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  • This place is huge! Architecturally it's very impressive. It's clean, quiet (of course) with plenty of work space on each floor. It's a really neat place to go and walk around, explore what's there. The amount of info available is pretty amazing, when you really look around.
  • Wonderful building to visit during the day and the night view is gorgeous. I recommended the following: (1) explore every floor by taking the escalator and stairs (2) try the free self-guided cell phone tour of the Central Library; asked the front desk for instructions. (3) visit shop from the 5th Ave entrance.

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