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Seattle Public Library

1000 Fourth Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
206-386-4636

Admission: Free
Mon - Thu: 10 am to 8 pm
Fri and Sat: 10 am to 6 pm
Sun: 12 pm to 6 pmw

Move over Space Needle, Monorail, EMP, and Fremont Troll and make room for another Seattle eye-popper. Seattle’s Rem Koolhaas-designed downtown public library! Take a tour of this radically futuristic building and great library. All eleven stories, floating balconies, and all. Warm in the winter and cool all the time.

General Tours & Architectural Tours: Both types of tours last approximately one hour and will familiarize participants with The Seattle Public Library and the Central Library facility. General tours have a greater focus on the services of the library and the functions of the various levels and spaces. Architectural tours focus more on the the remarkable structure and design of the building (the result of an international competition; Koolhaas is Dutch). Public guided tours are first-come, first-serve and limited to 20 persons at a time. Signup sheets are available at the Welcome Desk on Level 3 when the library opens. Reservations not accepted by phone or e-mail. Self-guided tours are available.