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February 14, 2016

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Library Closed Monday, Feb. 15

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 15.


Possible service interruption in online Library services Feb. 13 - 14

The Library will be performing maintenance on our network. While we are not expecting service interruptions during this period, there might be brief interruptions in online services. You will be able to search the Bibliocommons catalog, but may not be able to log in, place holds, renew items or use other catalog features. The former Library catalog (Horizon Information Portal) may experience outages as well. SPL Mobile, access to e-books, free music downloads and many databases and applications also may be affected.

Community Conversations

City Librarian Marcellus Turner invites you to join him in a discussion about current and future Library services at a series of "Community Conversations" in late 2015 and 2016. 


The meetings will be organized around Turner's five Library service priorities: youth and family learning; technology and access; community engagement; Seattle culture and history; and re-imagined spaces.


Seattle Culture and History: Connect our community with our diverse local culture and history through compelling collections, expert assistance, innovative partnerships and engaging programs.


11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016
Central Library
1000 Fourth Ave.

Level 4, Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room 1 

Co-sponsored with the Association of King County Historical Organizations.


Youth and Family Learning: Provide Library services that support youth and families in academic success, career readiness and life.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8

NewHolly Gathering Hall

7054 32nd Ave. S.

Co-sponsored with Seattle Housing Authority and Seattle Public Schools
Meeting recap


Future meetings will focus on other service priorities.


Everyone is invited to attend the Library's "Community Conversations." Thank you for sharing your ideas for the future of Library services.


For more information, please Ask a Librarian or call the Library at 206-386-4636.



Community Conversations

Marcellus Turner, city librarian

Community Conversations Recap:

What we're hearing