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.
American Sign Language Interpreters
LEAP staff provides services in American Sign Language.
Arrangements can be made (with two weeks notice) for sign-language interpreters for Library-sponsored classes, tours, events and programs. Schedule an interpreter through the LEAP coordinator: email email@example.com or call 206-615-1380 (v/tty) or use Sprint Relay Online.
Closed-Caption Programs on DVD or Video (VCR)
Many of the Library's DVDs and videos (VCR format) are available with closed captions - captions appearing on the screen that transcribe the dialogue and relevant background sounds into text.
Closed-caption DVDs or videos for:
Receive Notices by Telephone or Email
The Library can notify you by telephone or email when materials are overdue or items on hold are available for pick-up. TeleCirc, our telephone notification system, does not work with TTYs. To arrange to receive notices, contact your branch library or Borrower Services at 206-386-4190 or email Ask a Librarian.
Need Help? Ask a Librarian
Librarians provide online help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through Ask a Librarian. Patrons may get help via live chat, email, text message, or by telephone (206-386-4636). No downloads or plug-ins are required.
Ask a Librarian can help with homework or research, questions about Library accounts or services, book suggestions or help finding books, DVDs, CDs and other items.
See Get Help or Ask a Librarian to learn more about this service.