Seattle Library: FAQs & Facts

September 14th, 2018 by

Seattle Public Library

At Honda of Kirkland, we pride ourselves on delivering Honda models and Honda service to the people of greater Seattle. But we also pride ourselves in participating in the Seattle community—beginning with this guide to the Seattle Library system and, in specific, the Seattle Central Library. Sit down with some Seattle-roasted coffee to learn a bit about the Seattle Public Library!

Seattle Library FAQs

Q: When was the Seattle Public Library founded?

A: The Seattle Public Library has been a benchmark of our city since shortly after its founding, having started out as a small reading room in Pioneer Square back in 1891.

Q: How many Seattle Public Library locations are there?

A: There are currently 27 different public library locations here in Seattle, including the world-class Seattle Central Library in the heart of the city. The Seattle Central Library is quite the tourist attraction. If you want to check it out, the Seattle Central Library’s hours are:

  • Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sunday: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Q: What is the mission of the Seattle Public Library?

A: The mission of the Seattle Public Library is to “bring people, information, and ideas together to enrich lives and build community.”

Q: How can I get a Seattle Public Library card?

A: The Seattle Public Library makes it easy for you to get a library card. All you have to do is fill out this form and then visit your nearest SPL location to complete your registration and pick up your library card!

Seattle Central Library Architecture

The Seattle Central Library was designed by Rem Koolhaas and Joshua Prince-Ramus together with LMN Architect’s and Front Inc. Façade Consultants. The library opened in 2004. In 2005 it won a National American Institute of Architects (AIA) Honda Award for Architecture, and In 2007 it was rated among the AIA’s top 150 structures.

Learn More About Seattle History with Honda of Kirkland!

Find out more about the history of the Emerald City along with great activities to take advantage of here in Seattle. Honda of Kirkland is also your guide to helpful driving tips and tricks, Seattle traffic, and the best Honda cars in history. We invite you to get in touch with us with any questions you might have. Our doors are open seven days a week in Kirkland, WA!

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