Columbia Branch

4721 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98118

206-386-1908

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Regional Manager: Esperanza Stewart

 Exterior view of the Columbia Branch

Columbia Branch

4721 Rainier Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98118

tel: 206-386-1908

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Open for book returns 24/7.

Hours this week:

  1. Mon 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  2. Tue 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  3. Wed 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  4. Thu 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  5. Fri 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  6. Sat 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  7. Sun 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Holiday closure information.

Amenities Highlights

  • Free Public Computers
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fax Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Study Rooms
  • Single-Occupant All-Gender Restrooms
  • Book return box is located on the east side of the building, on Rainier Ave. S., by the ADA parking space
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About the Columbia Branch

The current Columbia Branch was expanded and reopened Aug. 22, 2004. The building is in the Columbia City Landmark District and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It has a reading room, a computer area with a skylight, and large windows throughout the branch with views of the nearby Columbia Park.

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