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Library Closed Monday, May 29

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29.


Service interruption in the Library's Online Catalog – May 28 and May 29

The Library will be performing maintenance on our catalog starting at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 28 - 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 29. During this time, you will be able to search the Bibliocommons catalog, but will not be able to log in, place holds, renew items or use other catalog features. The former Library catalog (Horizon Information Portal), SPL Mobile, access to e-books, free music downloads and many databases and applications also will be unavailable.

Rules of Conduct Enforcement

The Library Board formally delegates to Library management and Security Officers the authority to enforce the Rules of Conduct, including the withdrawal of permission to remain on Library premises and the issuance of exclusion orders. Patrons shall have the right to submit a written request for an administrative review of an exclusion order which is for a period greater than seven days. Patrons shall include in the request any written documentation they seek to have considered in the review process. The exclusion order remains in effect pending administrative reviews.


If a patron requests a timely administrative review, the City Librarian shall review the exclusion order and provide the patron with a decision in writing. The City Librarian is authorized to develop procedures for the implementation of this policy including appropriate timelines for filing requests for administrative and Library Board reviews.


DATE ADOPTED: January 28, 2010


Rules of Conduct Policy adopted May 26, 1994; revised April 23, 2002; June 1, 2006; June 1, 2009