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February 13, 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.

Library News Release

Release Date: 11/08/2012

Waterfront Seattle model on display at The Seattle Public Library Nov. 13 to Jan. 3

Waterfront Seattle model

The city of Seattle's Waterfront Seattle scale model will be on display from Tuesday, Nov. 13 to Thursday, Jan. 3 at The Seattle Public Library, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 3.


The model is 14 feet long and features the conceptual design for the future waterfront along with project information.


The project area extends 26 blocks along the waterfront, from Pioneer Square to the Olympic Sculpture Park. The conceptual design envisions new parks and paths, access to the water, places to enjoy views, vibrant public and cultural spaces, and a new urban street that will accommodate all modes of travel and provide an important connection in the city's transportation system.


Waterfront Seattle is a civic partnership between the city of Seattle and the entire community to create an inviting new public waterfront for everyone. The transformation of Seattle waterfront is made possible by the need to replace the failing Elliott Bay Seawall and to remove the Alaskan Way Viaduct. More information about Waterfront Seattle can be found online at


For more information about the scale model or Waterfront Seattle, call 206-499-8040 or send email to For more information about the display at the Library, call 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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