Washington King County Public Libraries

By | January 2, 2023

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in King County, WA. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in Washington King County.

1. Branch Library ALGONA-PACIFIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 255 Ellingson Road, Pacific, WA 98047
Phone Number: (253) 833-3554 King N/A N/A

2. Branch Library AUBURN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 1102 Auburn Way South, Auburn, WA 98002
Phone Number: (253) 931-3018 King N/A N/A

3. Branch Library BALLARD BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 5614 22nd Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98107
Phone Number: (206) 684-4089 King N/A N/A

4. Branch Library BEACON HILL BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 2821 Beacon Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98144
Phone Number: (206) 684-4711 King N/A N/A

5. Branch Library BELLEVUE REGIONAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 1111 110th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
Phone Number: (425) 450-1765 King N/A N/A

6. Branch Library BLACK DIAMOND LIBRARY
Street Address: 24301 Roberts Drive, Black Diamond, WA 98010
Phone Number: (360) 886-1105 King N/A N/A

7. Branch Library BOTHELL REGIONAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 18215 98th Avenue NE, Bothell, WA 98011
Phone Number: (425) 486-7811 King N/A N/A

8. Branch Library BOULEVARD PARK LIBRARY
Street Address: 12015 Roseberg Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98168
Phone Number: (206) 242-8662 King N/A N/A

9. Branch Library BROADVIEW BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 12755 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133
Phone Number: (206) 684-7519 King N/A N/A

10. Branch Library BURIEN LIBRARY
Street Address: 14700 6th Avenue SW, Burien, WA 98166
Phone Number: (206) 243-3490 King N/A N/A

11. Branch Library CAPITOL HILL BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 425 Harvard Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102
Phone Number: (206) 684-4715 King N/A N/A

12. Branch Library CARNATION LIBRARY
Street Address: 4804 Tolt Avenue, Carnation, WA 98014
Phone Number: (425) 333-4398 King N/A N/A

13. Central Library CENTRAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 1000 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
Phone Number: (206) 386-4636 King N/A N/A

14. Branch Library COLUMBIA BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 4721 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
Phone Number: (206) 386-1908 King N/A N/A

15. Branch Library COVINGTON LIBRARY
Street Address: 27100 164th Avenue SE, Covington, WA 98042
Phone Number: (253) 630-8761 King N/A N/A

16. Branch Library DELRIDGE BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 5423 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106
Phone Number: (206) 733-9125 King N/A N/A

17. Branch Library DES MOINES LIBRARY
Street Address: 21620 11th Avenue S, Des Moines, WA 98198
Phone Number: (206) 824-6066 King N/A N/A

18. Branch Library DOUGLASS-TRUTH BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 2300 E Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98122
Phone Number: (206) 684-4704 King N/A N/A

19. Branch Library DUVALL LIBRARY
Street Address: 15619 NE Main Street, Duvall, WA 98019
Phone Number: (425) 788-1173 King N/A N/A

20. Library System ENUMCLAW PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 1700 First Street, Enumclaw, WA 98022
Phone Number: (360) 825-2938 King 157,625 88,105

21. Central Library ENUMCLAW PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 1700 First Street, Enumclaw, WA 98022
Phone Number: (360) 825-2938 King N/A N/A

22. Branch Library FAIRWOOD LIBRARY
Street Address: 17009 140th Avenue SE, Renton, WA 98058
Phone Number: (425) 226-0522 King N/A N/A

23. Branch Library FALL CITY LIBRARY
Street Address: 33415 SE 42nd Place, Fall City, WA 98024
Phone Number: (425) 222-5951 King N/A N/A

24. Branch Library FEDERAL WAY 320TH LIBRARY
Street Address: 848 S 320th Street, Federal Way, WA 98003
Phone Number: (253) 839-0257 King N/A N/A

25. Branch Library FEDERAL WAY REGIONAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 34200 1st Way South, Federal Way, WA 98003
Phone Number: (253) 838-3668 King N/A N/A

26. Branch Library FOSTER LIBRARY
Street Address: 4060 S 144th Street, Tukwila, WA 98168
Phone Number: (206) 242-1640 King N/A N/A

27. Branch Library FREMONT BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 731 N 35th St, Seattle, WA 98103
Phone Number: (206) 684-4084 King N/A N/A

28. Branch Library GREEN LAKE BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 7364 E Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, WA 98115
Phone Number: (206) 684-7547 King N/A N/A

29. Branch Library GREENWOOD BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 8016 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
Phone Number: (206) 684-4086 King N/A N/A

30. Branch Library HIGH POINT BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 3411 SW Raymond Street, Seattle, WA 98126
Phone Number: (206) 684-7454 King N/A N/A

31. Branch Library HIGHLANDS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 2902 NE 12th St, Renton, WA 98056
Phone Number: (425) 430-6790 King N/A N/A

32. Branch Library INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT/CHINATOWN
713 Eighth Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98108
Phone Number: (206) 386-1300 King N/A N/A

33. Branch Library ISSAQUAH LIBRARY
Street Address: 10 W Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA 98027
Phone Number: (425) 392-5430 King N/A N/A

34. Branch Library KENMORE LIBRARY
Street Address: 18138 73rd Ave NE, Kenmore, WA 98028
Phone Number: (425) 486-8747 King N/A N/A

35. Branch Library KENT REGIONAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 212 2nd Ave N, Kent, WA 98032
Phone Number: (253) 859-3330 King N/A N/A

36. Library System KING COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM
960 Newport Way NW, Issaquah, WA 98027
Phone Number: (425) 369-3200 King 18,370,679 10,694,042

37. Branch Library KINGSGATE LIBRARY
Street Address: 12315 NE 143rd Street, Kirkland, WA 98034
Phone Number: (425) 821-7686 King N/A N/A

38. Branch Library KIRKLAND LIBRARY
Street Address: 308 Kirkland Avenue, Kirkland, WA 98033
Phone Number: (425) 822-2459 King N/A N/A

39. Branch Library LAKE CITY BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 12501 28th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125
Phone Number: (206) 684-7518 King N/A N/A

40. Branch Library LAKE FOREST PARK LIBRARY
Street Address: 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
Phone Number: (206) 362-8860 King N/A N/A

41. Branch Library LAKE HILLS LIBRARY
Street Address: 15228 Lake Hills Boulevard, Bellevue, WA 98007
Phone Number: (425) 747-3350 King N/A N/A

42. Branch Library LIBRARY CONNECTION @ CROSSROADS
15600 NE 8th Street, Suite K-11, Bellevue, WA 98008
Phone Number: (425) 644-6203 King N/A N/A

43. Branch Library LIBRARY CONNECTION @ SOUTHCENTER
1115 Southcenter Mall #384, Tukwila, WA 98188
Phone Number: (206) 242-6044 King N/A N/A

44. Branch Library MADRONA SALLY GOLDMARK BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 1134 33rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Phone Number: (206) 684-4705 King N/A N/A

45. Branch Library MAGNOLIA BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 2801 34th Ave W, Seattle, WA 98199
Phone Number: (206) 386-4225 King N/A N/A

46. Branch Library MAPLE VALLEY LIBRARY
Street Address: 21844 SE 248th Street, Maple Valley, WA 98038
Phone Number: (425) 432-4620 King N/A N/A

47. Branch Library MERCER ISLAND LIBRARY
Street Address: 4400 88th Avenue SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040
Phone Number: (206) 236-3537 King N/A N/A

48. Bookmobile MOBILE SERVICES
2025 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
Phone Number: (206) 684-4713 King N/A N/A

49. Branch Library MONTLAKE BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 2300 24th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112
Phone Number: (206) 684-4720 King N/A N/A

50. Branch Library MUCKLESHOOT LIBRARY
Street Address: 38811 172nd Avenue SE, Auburn, WA 98092
Phone Number: (253) 931-6779 King N/A N/A

51. Branch Library NEWHOLLY BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 7058 32nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
Phone Number: (206) 386-1905 King N/A N/A

52. Branch Library NEWPORT WAY LIBRARY
Street Address: 14250 SE Newport Way, Bellevue, WA 98006
Phone Number: (425) 747-2390 King N/A N/A

53. Branch Library NORTH BEND LIBRARY
Street Address: 115 E 4th Street, North Bend, WA 98045
Phone Number: (425) 888-0554 King N/A N/A

54. Branch Library NORTH EAST BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 6801 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115
Phone Number: (206) 684-7539 King N/A N/A

55. Branch Library QUEEN ANNE BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 400 W Garfield St, Seattle, WA 98119
Phone Number: (206) 386-4227 King N/A N/A

56. Branch Library RAINIER BEACH BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 9125 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
Phone Number: (206) 386-1906 King N/A N/A

57. Branch Library REDMOND REGIONAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 15990 NE 85th Street, Redmond, WA 98052
Phone Number: (425) 885-1861 King N/A N/A

58. Library System RENTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 100 Mill Avenue South, Renton, WA 98055
Phone Number: (425) 430-6610 King 491,470 N/A

59. Central Library RENTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 100 Mill Avenue South, Renton, WA 98055
Phone Number: (425) 430-6610 King N/A N/A

60. Branch Library RICHMOND BEACH LIBRARY
Street Address: 19601 21st Avenue NW, Shoreline, WA 98177
Phone Number: (206) 546-3522 King N/A N/A

61. Branch Library SAMMAMISH LIBRARY
Street Address: 825 228th Avenue NE, Sammamish, WA 98074
Phone Number: (425) 836-8793 King N/A N/A

62. Library System SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
Phone Number: (206) 386-4636 King 7,449,761 10,033,875

63. Branch Library SHORELINE LIBRARY
Street Address: 345 NE 175th St, Shoreline, WA 98155
Phone Number: (206) 362-7550 King N/A N/A

64. Branch Library SKYKOMISH LIBRARY
Street Address: 100 Fifth Street, Skykomish, WA 98288
Phone Number: (360) 677-2660 King N/A N/A

65. Branch Library SKYWAY LIBRARY
Street Address: 7614 S 126th Street, Seattle, WA 98178
Phone Number: (206) 772-5541 King N/A N/A

66. Branch Library SNOQUALMIE LIBRARY
Street Address: 38580 SE River Street, Snoqualmie, WA 98065
Phone Number: (425) 888-1223 King N/A N/A

67. Branch Library SOUTHWEST BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 9010 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126
Phone Number: (206) 684-7455 King N/A N/A

68. Bookmobile TRAVELING LIBRARY CENTER/TECHLAB
960 Newport Way NW, Issaquah, WA 98027
Phone Number: (425) 369-3456 King N/A N/A

69. Branch Library TUKWILA LIBRARY
Street Address: 14475 59th Avenue S, Tukwila, WA 98168
Phone Number: (206) 244-5140 King N/A N/A

70. Branch Library UNIVERSITY BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 5009 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Phone Number: (206) 684-4063 King N/A N/A

71. Branch Library VALLEY VIEW LIBRARY
Street Address: 17850 Military Road S, Seatac, WA 98188
Phone Number: (206) 242-6044 King N/A N/A

72. Branch Library VASHON LIBRARY
Street Address: 17210 Vashon Highway SW, Vashon Island, WA 98070
Phone Number: (206) 463-2069 King N/A N/A

73. Branch Library WALLINGFORD BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 1501 N 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103
Phone Number: (206) 684-4088 King N/A N/A

74. Branch Library WEST SEATTLE BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 2306 42nd Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
Phone Number: (206) 684-7444 King N/A N/A

75. Branch Library WHITE CENTER LIBRARY
Street Address: 11220 16th Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98146
Phone Number: (206) 243-0233 King N/A N/A

76. Branch Library WOODINVILLE LIBRARY
Street Address: 17105 Avondale Road NE, Woodinville, WA 98072
Phone Number: (425) 788-0733 King N/A N/A

77. Branch Library WOODMONT LIBRARY
Street Address: 26809 Pacific Hwy S, Des Moines, WA 98198
Phone Number: (253) 839-0121 King N/A N/A

Overview of King County, Washington

King County is located in the state of Washington. As of 2000, the population is 1,737,034, the largest in the state and the 12th largest in the nation. The county seat is Seattle.

The county was named in 1852 after William Rufus King, vice president under president Franklin Pierce. In 1986, the King County Council passed a motion “setting forth the historical basis for the ‘renaming’ of King County in honor of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”. Councilmember Larry Gossett has repeatedly lobbied to change the county’s logo from a royal crown to an image of King’s face without success. On April 19, 2005, the Washington State Legislature passed and Governor Christine Gregoire signed this change into law, making it official. It is unclear what practical force this law will have.

King County is home to one of the first paramedic services in the United States, Medic One.

Government

The King County Executive, currently Ron Sims, heads the county’s executive branch. The King County Council is the legislative branch of government. Judicial power is vested in the King County Superior Court and the King County District Court. The county seat is Seattle, which houses the King County Courthouse.

King County is represented in the United States Congress through the Washington 7th Congressional District and parts of the 1st, 8th, and 9th districts. In the state legislature, King contains the entirety of the 5th, 11th, 32nd, 33rd, 34th, 36th, 37th, 41st, 43rd, 45th, 46th, 47th, and 48th legislative districts as well as parts of the 1st, 25th, 30th, 31st, and 39th districts.

Politics

King County is a major center for liberal politics and is a bastion for the Democrats. In the 2004 election, John Kerry defeated George W. Bush here by 32%, a larger margin than what Al Gore won in the 2000 election. King County has also been the deciding factor in a few recent close election which have given victory to the Democratic candidate in statewide elections. In 2000, it was King County that pushed Maria Cantwell over incumbent Republican Slade Gorton, winning her a seat in the United States Senate. In 2004, King County gave a lead to Democrat Christine Gregoire in the third recount in the state’s razor-thin governor’s race, pushing her ahead of Republican Dino Rossi, who had previously been certified as governor-elect by as little as 42 votes. If the 2004 results stand, Gregoire will be the next Governor of Washington by 129 votes from King County.

Some conservative rural residents of eastern King County are agitating to secede and form their own county, though there does not appear to exist a procedure by which they could do so without the agreement of a King County Council controlled by urban and suburban Democrats. According to a map published by the Seattle Times, four different geographic borders are being considered.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 5,974 km² (2,307 mi²). It is the 11th largest county in Washington by area. 5,506 km² (2,126 mi²) of it is land and 467 km² (180 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 7.82% water.

King County borders Snohomish County to the north, Kitsap County to the west, Kittitas County to the east, and Pierce County to the south. It also shares a small border with Chelan County to the northeast. It includes Vashon Island and Maury Island.

Geographic features

  • Cascade Range
  • Cedar River
  • Elliott Bay
  • Green/Duwamish River
  • Lake Sammamish
  • Lake Washington
  • Puget Sound
  • Sammamish River
  • Snoqualmie River
  • Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
  • Snoqualmie Pass
  • Mount Si
  • Vashon Island
  • White River

Major highways

  • Interstate 5
  • Interstate 90
  • Interstate 405
  • S. Highway 2
  • State Route 18
  • State Route 99

Adjacent counties

  • Snohomish County, Washington- north
  • Chelan County, Washington- east/northeast
  • Kittitas County, Washington- east/southeast
  • Pierce County, Washington- south
  • Kitsap County, Washington- west

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 1,737,034 people, 710,916 households, and 420,151 families residing in the county. The population density is 315/km² (817/mi²). There are 742,237 housing units at an average density of 135/km² (349/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 75.73% White, 5.40% Black or African American, 0.92% Native American, 10.81% Asian, 0.52% Pacific Islander, 2.56% from other races, and 4.06% from two or more races. 5.48% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 710,916 households out of which 28.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.40% are married couples living together, 9.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 40.90% are non-families. 30.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.39 and the average family size is 3.03.

In the county, the population is spread out with 22.50% under the age of 18, 9.30% from 18 to 24, 34.70% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 10.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 99.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 97.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $53,157, and the median income for a family is $66,035. Males have a median income of $45,802 versus $34,321 for females. The per capita income for the county is $29,521. 8.40% of the population and 5.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 9.40% of those under the age of 18 and 7.40% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

See also Cities in King County.

  • Algona
  • Ames Lake
  • Auburn
  • Baring
  • Beaux Arts Village
  • Bellevue
  • Black Diamond
  • Bothell
  • Bryn Mawr-Skyway
  • Burien
  • Carnation
  • Cascade-Fairwood
  • Clyde Hill
  • Cottage Lake
  • Covington
  • Des Moines
  • Duvall
  • East Hill-Meridian
  • East Renton Highlands
  • Eastgate
  • Enumclaw
  • Fall City
  • Federal Way
  • Hobart
  • Hunts Point
  • Inglewood-Finn Hill
  • Issaquah
  • Kenmore
  • Kent
  • Kingsgate
  • Kirkland
  • Lake Forest Park
  • Lake Marcel-Stillwater
  • Lake Morton-Berrydale
  • Lakeland North
  • Lakeland South
  • Lea Hill
  • Maple Heights-Lake Desire
  • Maple Valley
  • Medina
  • Mercer Island
  • Milton
  • Mirrormont
  • Newcastle
  • Normandy Park
  • North Bend
  • Pacific
  • Ravensdale
  • Redmond
  • Renton
  • Riverbend
  • Riverton-Boulevard Park
  • Sammamish
  • SeaTac
  • Seattle
  • Shoreline
  • Skykomish
  • Snoqualmie
  • Tanner
  • Tukwila
  • Union Hill-Novelty Hill
  • Vashon
  • West Lake Sammamish
  • White Center
  • Woodinville
  • Yarrow Point

Schools

  • Federal Way School District
  • Highline School District
  • Kent School District
  • Lake Washington School District
  • Northshore School District
  • Seattle School District
  • Shoreline School District