Services and Collections
The Bellevue Library is the largest library in the King
County Library System (KCLS). The library has more than 325,000 volumes
in its collection, with materials in print and electronic formats. The library
is a regional reference center for KCLS and houses the most comprehensive and
sophisticated reference collection in the system.
The King County Library System has a collection of more than three million
items available to library users. Materials may be placed on hold and picked
up at any of 43 branch sites.
The Children's Reference Desk is located on the first floor and is staffed
during open hours. The children's collection
is geared for children through age 12 and includes books, magazines, audiotapes
and compact discs, CD-ROMs, and videotapes. There is a large children's reference
section and collection of children's non-fiction books.
Children's librarians offer a variety of programs
including story times for all ages, craft programs, tours, professional storytellers
and performers. For more information, please call the Children's Department
The Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), sponsored by the Small Business Administration, is composed of retired
executives and entrepreneurs who volunteer their time to help owners and managers
of small businesses through seminars, workshops and one-on-one counseling. This
service is free and appointments may be made at the first floor information
desk, or by calling 425-450-1765.
The Bellevue Library, as well as the King County Library System, collects Federal, Washington State, City of Bellevue, and King County government publications. The library also houses a large collection of Environmental Impact Statements from around the county. For assistance finding government publications please call 425-450-1760. You may also wish to browse the KCLS Government and Legal Information Webpages.
has given the Bellevue Library the generous gift of its library, which
is housed in the Reference area. These materials include: indexes, regional
genealogies and histories, some marriage and cemetery records, lists of passengers
and immigrants, and about 30 periodical titles. Members of the Society are available
in meeting room 6 every Tuesday from 7-9 and every Wednesday from 1-3 to work
with anyone needing help with family history.
Groups of four or more may reserve any of five meeting rooms, which vary in maximum capacity from 8 to 135. A detailed meeting room policy is in effect for KCLS. The Bellevue Library has some additional provisions. For more information and to make reservations, please call 425-450-1765. An additional seven study rooms are available. Three of them may be reserved in advance.
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Last Updated: September 10, 2013