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.
The Seattle Public Library invites everyone to take part in Seattle Reads, a project designed to deepen engagement in literature through reading and discussion.
Each year the Washington Center for the Book hosts an author for a series of free programs. Everyone is invited to participate in Seattle Reads by reading the featured book, joining in a book discussion, and attending the programs.
A program guide with the schedule of events and resources designed to enhance a book group's discussion of the author's work is available at all Seattle Public Library locations, as well as many local bookstores. It is free to book discussion groups and readers throughout the Seattle area. The guide can also be viewed online on the Library's website at www.spl.org/seattlereads.
The Library lends hundreds of copies of the featured book to readers prior to the author's visit. Check with the Reader Services Department at the Central Library or your branch in March. Books are also available through the Library catalog.
Seattle Reads The Turner House is made possible by The Seattle Public Library Foundation and The Wallace Foundation, with additional support from media sponsors The Seattle Times and KUOW 94.9 Public Radio, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.