Sophie Frye Bass Library

The Sophie Frye Bass Library has moved to the new MOHAI Resource Center in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle.

The library's hours are 1 pm - 4 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays by appointment. Please email or phone 206 324 1126 Ext 137 or Ext 102 to make an appointment. 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.

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. Its 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.

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.