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Other Seattle Area Libraries

Seattle Public Library - The closest for most Seattle residents.  Full check out privileges and access to online databases.


King County Library System

Seattle Art Museum (SAM) Research Libraries

Seattle Central Community College Library

Seattle University Library

  • Seattle University Library Catalog
  • Seattle University campus is located on Capitol Hill at Broadway and Madison.
  • Open to the public, but only SU students and faculty can borrow.

University of Washington Library

University of Washington Borrowing Privileges

  • All libraries are open to the public, however you need a UW library card to borrow materials.
  • Cornish students: To qualify for a library card you can join the Friends of the UW Libraries at the Scholar level which costs $100 per year.
  • Cornish faculty: Faculty of four-year colleges and universities qualify for a library card at the fee of $85 per year or $25 for three months; current faculty ID required. For more information, view Borrowing Information for Visitors.
  • UW alumni: If you are a graduate of the UW, joining the UW Alumni Association is the easiest, least expensive way to get a library card.
  • For complete information about borrowing privileges for non-UW students and faculty, visit Borrowing Information for Visitors or call 206.543.1174.