Sophie Frye Bass Library

The Sophie Frye Bass Library has moved to the new MOHAI Resource Center in the Georgetown section of Seattle, located at 5933 6th Avenue South.

The library's hours are 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays by appointment. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 206-324-1126 ext 137 or ext 237 to make an appointment.

The museum's Sophie Frye Bass Library preserves and provides access to over 3 million historic photographs, as well as manuscripts and archival holdings, maps, books, posters, motion pictures and printed ephemera. Our collections cover the Seattle metropolitan area, and certain subjects of the rest of Washington State and Alaska. Archival holdings include business and organization records, personal papers, photographers' collections, and historical research documents.

Appointments can be made by phoning 206-324-1126, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Professional staff members offer reference services by telephone, e-mail, and in person to a wide range of patrons. The library also supports the museum's collecting, exhibits and education programs.

Two affiliate organizations, the Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society and the Black Heritage Society of Washington State, maintain their collections in the library and provide access by appointment.