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.
Scholarly database for research in all the academic disciplines.
Online videos from PBS, BBC, History Channel, A&E, and more. Thousands of streaming documentary, performance, how-to and educational videos.
Factory-correct automotive diagnostic and repair information on domestic and foreign cars and trucks from 1982 to the present. Includes diagnostic flowcharts, maintenance schedules, technical service bulletins, wiring diagrams and parts and labor for estimates.
Search national historical newspapers, books, pamphlets, genealogies, obituaries and the complete American State Papers.
Ancestry Library Edition
Genealogical information and records including the U.S. and Canadian Census, the Washington State Death Index 1940-1996 and the Social Security Death Index.
AP Stylebook Online
Writing guidelines for spelling, language, punctuation, usage and style from the Associated Press.
Art-related articles and research from over 750 journals covering art, architecture, design, costume, crafts, and more. Includes 63,000+ images.
AtoZ the World
Information about 175 countries including culture, history, customs, food, religion, maps, and other facts.
Aula de padres
Su amplia base de datos incorpora contenidos sobre el cuidado y la salud de los hijos. Spanish language parenting and child-care information.
Biography in Context
Information about people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.
Birds of North America
Find information for over 700 species of birds nesting in the USA and Canada. Includes image and video galleries showing behaviors, habitat, nests, eggs, and nestlings, as well as recordings of bird songs and calls.
Video picture books paired with related nonfiction books for preschool and elementary age children. Includes some books in Spanish.
Britannica Online Reference Center
Find authoritative articles on a broad range of subjects. For high school students and adults. Includes the complete encyclopedia, world atlas and data, timelines, dictionaries, quotations, Britannica Kids encyclopedia and more.
Business Insights: Global
Information about companies and industries including financial data, industry rankings, statistics, and magazine articles.
Business Plans Handbook
Sample business plans for entrepreneurs and small businesses seeking funding. Real-world examples of plans from a wide variety of manufacturing, retail, and service industries.
Create a resume using an easy, step-by-step resume wizard. Explore occupational interests and match them with career paths.
Do-it-yourself mechanics have access to photographs, diagnostics and step-by-step repair procedures, maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and technical service bulletins for automobiles and light trucks, some dating as far back as 1929.
Consulta es una base de datos en español. Busca artículos de revistas, títulos de referencia, mapas y más. Consulta is a one-stop information source in Spanish. Find magazine articles, reference material, maps and more.
Make better purchasing decisions using product reviews, ratings, news and comparisons from Consumer Reports magazine.
Independent testing and evaluation of vitamins, supplements, and nutritional products.
Evaluations and ratings of the quality and prices of Puget Sound service firms and stores, such as auto repair shops, hospitals, plumbers, banks, and insurance companies.
Country reports deliver an insider's perspective on daily life and culture, including the history, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people.
Statistical information for business research, new businesses, marketing, and sales. Locate businesses, analyze markets, target customers and more.
Diccionarios de español y cuatro diccionarios bilingües. Spanish language dictionaries and 4 Spanish Bilingual Dictionaries.
Dictionary of American Regional English
The Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE) focuses on words, phrases and pronuciations that vary from one part of the U.S. to another. The DARE explores the local character and diversity of English across America.
Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970
Detailed historic maps showing streets and building footprints for Seattle (1884-1951), other Puget Sound cities, and cities of the entire United States.
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition (DSM-5) is used to diagnose and classify mental disorders.
100% full-text magazine and newspaper articles, books, photographs and maps.
Foundation Directory Online
Interactive and searchable database for grant seekers and fundraisers from the Foundation Center covering 100,000 grantmakers. Both the Foundation Directory Online and the Fundraising Resource Center print collection are available only at the Central Library. For more information call 386-4636.
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
Interactive and searchable database for individual grant seekers such as artists, students, writers, and researchers from the Foundation Center. Both the Foundation Grants to Individuals Online and the Fundraising Resource Center print collection are available only at the Central Library. For more information call 386-4636.
MP3 music files for download or streaming. Millions of songs in hundreds of genres. Stream up to 3 hours per day, download up to 5 songs per week.
A one-stop source for magazine articles on a wide range of topics.
A searchable database of private foundations and religious funders that are currently accepting grant proposals. Additional information includes articles and tips for the grant seeker, links to state funding, and deadlines for federal grants.
Health & Wellness Resource Center
Hundreds of health and medical journals, and many books including the Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, the Alternative Health Encyclopedia and the Medical & Health Information Directory.
Genealogy books and serials, U.S. City Directories, and the complete U.S. Federal Census, 1790-1940. Digitized images are fully searchable and printable. Powered by Ancestry.
History Study Center
History references, full-text journals, primary sources, pictures, maps, and videos.
Stream movies, TV shows, music albums, and comics to your mobile device or computer.
Una coleccion de revistas hispanicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnologia, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias. Full-text articles from popular Spanish-language magazines.
Online learning with test preparation guides for the ASVAB, GED, GRE, SAT, TOEFL and U.S. Citizenship. Learn software, skills for career advancement, and more.
Articles in law reviews and journals, specialty law and bar association journals and legal newspapers.
LGBTQ History & Culture
A collection of primary sources covering local, national, and international LGBTQ history since 1940. 1.5 million pages of primary sources on social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world.
Library Literature Full-Text
Key library and information science periodicals with full-text coverage of over 170 journals as far back as 1980. Subjects include automation, cataloging, censorship, circulation procedures, classification, copyright legislation, and more.
Learn software and computer skills through instructional videos. The entire lynda.com library, more than 1,900 courses, covering animation, audio, video, business, design, photography, programming, and more.
Online language learning for 72 world languages plus English (ESL) instruction in 21 languages.
Medicina y salud
Medicina y Salud dispone de una amplia base de datos con más de 25,000 artículos y 53,000 gráficos e ilustraciones de medicina, enfermería y salud en español. Spanish language health and medical information.
Microsoft IT Academy
Learn technology skills online through the Microsoft IT Academy. Courses range from basic digital literacy to advanced IT skills. This free program is available to all Washington State residents.
A subject-author guide to music periodical literature.
Online language learning for children. English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
A ProQuest database that includes Christian Science Monitor 1988 - current; Los Angeles Times from 1985 - current; New York Times 1980 - current; Wall Street Journal Eastern Edition 1984 - current; and Washington Post 1987 - current.
High-quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies, diets, exercise and nutrition.
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.
Oxford Reference Online Premium
Search language and subject dictionaries and reference books from Oxford University Press, including the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations and thesauruses.
(Formerly PressDisplay) Thousands of U.S. and international newspapers in more than 60 languages. Newspapers are available in full-color, full-page format with a 60-day archive.
Magazine and newspaper databases in all subject areas.
Search for U.S. and Canadian businesses and U.S. residents. Over 25 million U.S. and Canadian businesses and over 267 million U.S. individuals. Download up to 250 records at a time.
RMA eStatement Studies
Benchmark financial statements and ratios for businesses. These annual statement studies give detailed financial data for entrepreneurs and startups to plan and compare against real-world measures.
Safari Books Online
Improve your computer and business skills. Access more than 2,000 digital books on computing, databases, programming, Web design and more.
An online video dictionary of American Sign Language (ASL). Searchable by word or phrase. Create word lists, flash cards, and quizzes.
Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage
Financial information including stock, bond and mutual fund reports as well as coverage of industries and companies. Please note that the Industry Surveys content is available from Library computers only. TIP: Click on the "Enlarge view/Printer friendly" link that appears near the top of the page to view the full text of a page.
Standard Rate and Data Service (SRDS)
Directory of media, advertising and periodical publishers. Use this tool to find sales and contact information for a variety of media platforms and formats. Select the type of media on the left hand side, then drill down to find company listings in the specific geography you are considering.
Research statistics, data, and related information for business. Includes information on industries, markets, consumer habits, and more.
Transparent Language Online
Online language learning with speech, pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary for over 80 languages. Includes English as a Second Language.
Read travel books online or download sections. Always available, no due dates. Includes titles from "Rough Guides" and "Eyewitness Guides."
Animated, talking picture books for preschool and elementary age children. Includes some books in French and Spanish.
Investment ratings, research, statistics, and forecasts for thousands of stocks and mutual funds.
Newspapers from the Western U.S. including Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska.
WOIS/The Career Information System
Washington state information on current salaries, educational programs, schools and training requirements for various occupations. Includes tools to help you choose a career. Remote access is available - call Quick Information at 206-386-4636 for login information.