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.
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Article & Database Help
Books, Movies & Music
Find out about new and popular books, CDs, and DVDs that The Seattle Public Library owns. Includes the New York Times Bestsellers list and reading lists created by staff and NextReads.
An extensive database of fiction and nonfiction for adults, teens and children, offering enhanced subject access and full-text reviews, Author Read-alikes, awards, theme-oriented book lists, Book Discussion Guides, Book Talks, and Feature Articles for a wide range of reading interests.
Information about fiction and non-fiction books. Includes titles that received starred reviews and "Hotlists" of some of the major titles scheduled for release in the U.S.
Book group resource that provides nearly 1,000 guides from a variety of publishers. Searchable by author, title and subject.
A blog created and maintained by the staff of The Seattle Public Library. Read any good books lately? We invite you to share your own favorite reads and other enthusiasms.
Digital Books & Media
The Seattle Public Library offers a variety of digital audiobook, ebook, video and music services. Access these services 24/7 using a computer and your Seattle Public Library card number and PIN.
Read travel books online or download sections. Always available, no due dates. Includes titles from "Rough Guides" and "Eyewitness Guides."
The Library of Congress
Catalog, online exhibits, Historic maps, photos, documents, audio, video and more from the world's largest library.
University of Washington Libraries
Library catalog, digital resources and more. You do not need to be affiliated with the University in order to use their resources in person.
826 Seattle is a nonprofit writing and tutoring center dedicated to helping youth, ages six to 18, improve their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.
Citation & Writing Guides
A collection of citation, grammar and style guides maintained by the University of Washington Libraries.
Richard Hugo House
Seattle center for the literary arts that supports writers of all ages and backgrounds and promotes the creation of new writing. Programs, writing classes and more.