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December 21, 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.

Library News Release

Release Date: 01/11/2013

The Seattle Public Library upgrades computer system Jan. 21

The Seattle Public Library

The Seattle Public Library will perform scheduled maintenance on its computer system Monday, Jan. 21.


The upgrade is estimated to take 2 to 4 hours to complete. All locations of the Library will be closed Monday, Jan. 21 due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.


The scheduled maintenance will impact any online service requiring log-in, including:


  • Limited access to the online catalog. Patrons will be able to search the catalog but will not be able to view their Library account or renew or place holds on items.
  • Patrons will not be able to make fine payments online.
  • SPL Mobile will have limited access.
  • Databases will be unavailable.


For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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