A public book collection for the bibliophile, Server Seattle Washington
This book collection was legally built by the city in 1890, also attempt to start as early as 1868.To server Seattle, Washington. Almost 26 limbs are included in this organization from which mostly are named after the neighborhoods in which they are located. Mobile Services and the Central Library (opened 2004, designed by Rem Koolhaas) were also included. The Washington Talking Book & Braille Library (WTBBL).The Seattle Public Library also founded, and until July 2008 administered.
Carnegie libraries were the inspiration for Seattle. In spite of the fact that Carnegie book place is now twice been replaced, all the early 20th-century purpose-built branches survive, although some have been subject to significant alterations. Numbers of antique stores, restaurants, etc have held by Ballard's former Carnegie library, but the others (such as the Fremont Branch and Green Lake Branch) have been modernized, and remain in use as libraries.
This unique book place has an unexplained collection of around 930,00 books, which contains a special collection of oral history collection, the state document depository, the federal document depository, an aviation history collection, genealogy records, and historical documents about Seattle. Roughly one million cataloged physical items Books, CDs, DVDs are also included in 26 branches. Plus uncatalogued collections of books can be also borrowed without a library card.
The Seattle Central Library opened in 2004 and was designed by Rem Koolhaas and Joshua Prince-Ramus of the Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in a joint venture with LMN Architects and Front Inc. Facade Consultants. In 2007, the building was voted #108 On the American Institute of Architects(AIA) list of Americans' 150 favorite structures in the U.S. The building received a 2005 national AIA Honor Award for Architecture.
Rem Koolhaas and Joshua Prince-Ramus of the Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in a joint venture with LMN Architects and Front Inc. Facade Consultants has designed the Seattle Central Library and was unfasten in 2004. On the 'American Institute of Architects (AIA) list of Americans' 150 favorite structures in the U.S., the building was voted 108. 2005 national AIA Honor Award for Architecture was awarded to the structure. Six current Seattle branch libraries are on the National Register of Historic Places: Columbia (architects: Harlan P.Thomas and W. Marbury Somervell), Fremont (architect: Daniel Riggs Huntington), Green Lake (architects: W. Marbury Somervell & Joseph S. Cote), Queen Anne (architects: Harlan P.Thomas and W. Marbury Somervell), University (architects: Somervell & Joseph S. Cote), and West Seattle (architects: W. Marbury Somervell & Joseph S. Cote). The original Ballard branch (architect: Henderson Ryan) also shares this status, as does the old Wallingford Fire and Police Station (architect: Daniel Riggs Huntington), which housed a branch library from 1986 to 2000.
In addition, several buildings have been designated as landmarks by Seattle's Landmarks Preservation Board: Columbia, Douglass-Truth, Fremont, Green Lake, Lake City, Magnolia, North East, Queen Anne, University, and West Seattle.
The new Ballard Branch is also one of the first buildings in Seattle to incorporate green architecture. The library is equipped with solar panels to reduce its electricity demands, as well as a green roof, which provides insulation to the building, and also serves to reduce stormwater runoff.