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December 19, 2014

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Library closed Dec. 24 and 25

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24 and Christmas Day Thursday, Dec. 25.


Service interruption in the Library's Online Catalog - Jan. 1

Between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 1,  the Library will be upgrading its electrical power system. During the upgrade, you will be able to search the catalog, but won't be able to log in, place holds, renew items or use other catalog features. The former Library catalog (Horizon Information Portal) will not be available at all. SPL Mobile, access to e-books, free music downloads and many databases and applications also will be unavailable.

Keep libraries open

Family working on homework at the Library


Hours = Access


We promised to keep libraries open when patrons need them. 


2013 Accomplishments: 


2013 Spending: $3 million 


Sundays are Special at the Library

Mayor Mike McGinn and Councilmember Richard Conlin joined City Librarian Marcellus Turner on Jan. 6, 2013, to celebrate extended hours at the Columbia Branch thanks to the August 2012 passage of the Library levy.


Libraries for All : Investing in Experiences
43% Increase in visits to Columbia and Northgate branches. "I am super-stoked that we can all visit the library on Sundays again!" - library patron via email

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