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December 11, 2016

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OverDrive ebook issues

Some patrons report seeing incorrect ebook holds and checkouts. Please log out and back in to clear. If you are consistently seeing incorrect ebook entries please report to Ask a Librarian. We are working with OverDrive to resolve this issue.

The Library's Website may experience brief outages

On Sunday, Dec. 11, from 4 a.m. to noon, the Library's website may experience brief intermittent outages due to scheduled server maintenance.

Support Your Library

You can help the Library by donating money, books and time.



Donate Money


Your gift to The Seattle Public Library Foundation helps the Library serve the community above and beyond what tax-based funding provides. Thanks to donations from individuals, businesses and foundations, the Library can provide more and better:

  • Books and other items
  • Technology resources, including free public access to computers and the Internet
  • Services for those with special needs
  • Programming for children, teens, and adults


Learn more about The Seattle Public Library Foundation and become a donor.(Opens a new window)



Donate Books


A great way to support your Library and clean-up your home or office bookshelves is to donate your used materials to the Friends of The Seattle Public Library. The Friends will re-sell your donations at their semi-annual Book Sales. Proceeds from the sales help sponsor Library projects and activities not covered by the Library's operating budget. Plus, you can become a member of this grassroots organization dedicated to promoting Seattle's Library system, an essential institution of our community.


Learn more about the Friends of The Seattle Public Library, and become a member.(Opens a new window)



Donate Time


Volunteers are important partners in the Library's mission to provide patrons with knowledge and information that support lifelong learning. The Library is fortunate to have over 350 volunteers providing assistance with services for patrons, hosting community events and maintaining attractive collections.


Learn more about volunteer opportunities.

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