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September 1, 2014

About the Library

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Library Closed Monday, Sept. 1

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1.

Library Operations

The Seattle Public Library consists of the Central Library, 26 neighborhood branches and Mobile Library Services. It has a total collection size of 2.4 million books and other items.

 

 

Library Use

 

The Seattle Public Library took part in a national study to determine who uses public computers and Internet access in public libraries.

 

 

 

Annual Report

The Seattle Public Library produces an annual report and usage statistics.

 

2012 Annual Report

 

 

Past Annual Reports pdf

 

 

Library History

 

The Seattle Public Library was established as a city department in 1890.