Douglass-Truth Branch

2300 E. Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98122

206-684-4704

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 Exterior view of the Douglass-Truth Branch

Douglass-Truth Branch

2300 E. Yesler Way
Seattle, WA 98122

tel: 206-684-4704

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Open for book returns 24/7.

Hours this week:

  1. Mon 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  2. Tue 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  3. Wed 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  4. Thu 12 p.m. - 8 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
  • Air Conditioning
  • Meeting Room
  • Study Room
  • African-American Collection of Literature and History
  • Bilingual Staff
  • Multi-Stall Single-Gender Restrooms
  • Book return slot is located on the south wall of the building, on E. Yesler Way, to the right of the entrance
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About the Douglass-Truth Branch

The current Douglass-Truth Branch was expanded and reopened Oct. 14, 2006. The building follows historic preservation guidelines of the original library, which is a city landmark. It has a grand staircase as well as the Soul Pole, a totem pole depicting African-American history given to the Library in 1972 by what was then called the Rotary Boys Club. (Due to age and exposure to the elements, the Soul Pole has recently been taken down for evaluation and possible restoration. Keep up to date at www.spl.org/SoulPole.)

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