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All Library locations closed Wednesday, March 29

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at Central Library will be closed Wednesday, March 29 for a staff in-service day. Regular operating hours will resume Thursday, March 30.

Improve computer and online services

Library staff member helping a patron with a Library Hotspot


Technology = Opportunity


We promised to improve computer and online services.


2015 Accomplishments:


  • Increased memory for all public Internet-enabled computers 
  • Began installation of new self-checkout stations
  • Installed widescreen television monitors in meeting rooms at four branches 
  • Began circulating mobile hotspots to allow patrons to borrow the Internet 
  • Added accessibility software to all public computers for low-vision and blind patrons

2015 Spending: $1.3 million


Upgrading the Library website

We're improving www.spl.org to make it easier for you to discover and use Library resources. Follow our progress on this project at spl.org/websiteredesign.

Libraries for All : Investing in Experiences
100% enhanced: Accessibility software and increased memory for all public Internet computers. "I can't express enough my appreciation for the braille and other assistive technology at the library. It is so extremely valuable to me." -Library patron interview