Road to Reopening
All Library locations are now open with modified hours and services, as well as public computers, Wi-Fi and restroom access. Find out more about the Library’s current services on our Road to Reopening page.
For our Year of Wonder, we're partnering with four local artists to celebrate the wonders of every season. Our spring artist Adrian Valencia draws inspiration from beauty and fantasy in queer culture. Visit a branch to pick up a postcard version of his piece celebrating growth and renewal at the Library, or download your own to print and color.
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About the Ballard Branch
The current Ballard Branch opened on May 15, 2005. It is one of the most heavily used branches in the Library system. It has a nautical-themed green roof planted with native flora. You can view the green roof from a periscope in the branch.