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December 20, 2014

Library Equal Access Program (LEAP)

Library Equal Access Program (LEAP)

Library Equal Access Program (LEAP) Calendar of Events

Library Locator

Map of Library Locations


Library closed Dec. 24 and 25

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24 and Christmas Day Thursday, Dec. 25.


Service interruption in the Library's Online Catalog - Jan. 1

Between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 1,  the Library will be upgrading its electrical power system. During the upgrade, you will be able to search the catalog, but won't be able to log in, place holds, renew items or use other catalog features. The former Library catalog (Horizon Information Portal) will not be available at all. SPL Mobile, access to e-books, free music downloads and many databases and applications also will be unavailable.

Library Equal Access Program (LEAP)

Library Equal Access Program (LEAP)


The Library Equal Access Program (LEAP) helps make the Library a great resource for people with disabilities or special needs. The program offers special adaptive equipment at the Central Library and the Columbia Branch, items in accessible formats and Library services for people with special needs, including people who are:

Download the LEAP brochure for a summary of services pdf.

Get Help by email, chat, text message or phone, or call 206-615-1380(V/TTY) or use Sprint Relay Online.(Opens a new window)

The Library fully complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides accommodations by request for physical access, communications or other needs that ensure our services, activities and employment are available to people with disabilities. It also provides extended loan periods and paper notifications through its ADA Circulation Qualification program pdf.



Accessibility at the Library



All Library locations are wheelchair accessible. The Central Library has an adaptive technology lab on Level 1 and underground parking. For more information, see:



Other Services


Mobile Library Services can bring the Library to you! If you live in Seattle and can't regularly visit a branch due to age, disability or an illness that keeps you at home for at least six months, Mobile Services can have Library items delivered to you. For more information, call Mobile Library Services at 206-386-4636 or email Ask a Librarian.

The Washington Talking Book & Braille Library(Opens a new window) offers services to people throughout the state who are blind, deaf/blind, visually impaired, physically disabled, and learning disabled.




LEAP Resoures for the Blind and Low Vision
LEAP Resources for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing