The firm of Steinhart, Therriault and Associates designed a cedar and brick structure in the Pacific Rim style. The interior featured Native American wall panels by Haida craftsman Martin Oliver, and two reading areas for children, the Crow's Nest and the Bear's Den. Cost of construction was $425,987.
Seattle Mayor Wes Uhlman (b. 1935) formally dedicated the branch on January 25, 1976.