West Seattle Library in The Admiral District reopens tomorrow

(WSB photo, Sunday afternoon)

After a two-week closure, the Seattle Public Library‘s West Seattle (Admiral) branch will reopen tomorrow as scheduled, SPL’s official announcement:

The West Seattle Branch and book drop, 2306 42nd Ave. SW, will reopen at 10 a.m. Monday, August 31. The branch was closed for two weeks while the front steps were being replaced as part of a project to improve access to the branch.

Improvements to the branch include:

· Rebuilding front steps
· Redoing ramp from rear parking lot to main front entrance
· Redoing ramp from rear parking lot to lower-level meeting room
· Adding lighted handrails to ramps and steps
· Resurfacing parking stalls on north end of the lot

The project is expected to be completed in late September.

The project’s $430,000 cost is coming from Real Estate Excise Tax funds, according to this fact sheet. The branch is 105 years old and is a historic Carnegie Library.

4 Replies to "West Seattle Library in The Admiral District reopens tomorrow"

  • Wsea August 30, 2015 (3:04 pm)

    Can’t wait to check out the new ramps. Should help the kids bike to the racks better.

  • onion August 30, 2015 (3:41 pm)

    Drove by the library the other day with Mrs. Onion. She asked why these improvements weren’t included in the larger library renovation that took place a few years ago. I’m curious as well.

  • WSB August 30, 2015 (5:42 pm)

    Don’t know specifically but a couple points:
    It’s been 11 years since that major renovation:
    That was under the Libraries for All levy of 1998. This is a different pot of money.

  • miws August 31, 2015 (9:22 am)

    I was kinda thinking the same as Mr. & Mrs. Onion on this, thinking; “They just had a major remodel!”


    11 years ago already. Yegads.



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