Seattle Public Library: Central Library

The Central Library in downtown Seattle has unique architecture with many photography opportunities and space for meetings and events including the Microsoft Auditorium.

about the library

A library sounds like one of the last places you would want to go to take photos, but not so with the Seattle Central Library. Designed by Rem Koolhaas, the library was voted #108 on the American Institute of Architects’ list of Americans’ 150 favorite structures in the United States.

The library has an open air feel to it on the main floor and at each turn there is something new to photograph. Walking into the main floor, you almost feel as if you are on the deck of a mother ship in some futuristic movie or in the middle of a big glass iceberg.

The library also has space for meetings and events for seating for 25-200 people. It is also home to the Microsoft Auditorium with theater-style seating for 275 to 375 people.

  • Land Manager: The Seattle Public Library
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
1000 Fourth Ave. Seattle, WA 98104
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