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Seattle Location Info

Seattle Public Library's Central Library
1000 Fourth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
206 386-4636

What better place to talk about information architecture than at an award winning library that combines accessibility and aesthetics? Seattle's new Central Library, designed by architect Rem Koolhaas, opened in May 2004 to wide acclaim.

Check out the library's unique "book spiral" which addresses the ongoing problem of subject classification. Or take a break and explore the historic Pioneer Square neighborhood, walk by the ferry boat piers, or visit the flying salmon at Pike Place Market, a bustling farmer's market that has been operating for 99 years.

Getting to Seattle

Fly into Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, otherwise known as Sea-Tac. Airport Express buses, Metro Transit buses, and taxis connect the airport and downtown.

Getting to the Central Library
  • By Car: The Central Library has a 143-stall underground parking garage with an entrance on Spring Street between Fourth and Fifth Avenues.
  • By Bike: The Central Library has bike racks at the Fifth Avenue entry, the Fourth Avenue entry and at the employee entry on Spring Street. There are also bike racks in the parking garage reached from Spring Street.
  • By Public Transportation: All city buses that provide service to downtown Seattle come within walking distance of the library and many stop within a block.
  • Getting Around Seattle

    The Metro Transit web site offers bus schedules and a trip planner. Taxis are also generally easy to flag in downtown Seattle.

    Hotels

    Hotels within walking distance include the Hotel Vintage Park, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Renaissance Seattle Hotel, Hotel Monaco, and W Seattle.

    Meals

    Continental breakfast will be provided from 8:30-9am. Snacks for the two coffee breaks and lunch are included. Lunch is on your own; a list of nearby restaurants will be provided at the workshop.

    Seattle Weather

    September sits squarely within Seattle's lovely dry season. High temperatures average 67°F, and lows average 50°F. Check Weather.com for up-to-date local forecasts.