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December 21, 2014


Central Library : Coffee Shop

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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.

Coffee Cart Offers Tempting Treats

Chocolati coffee cart at the Central Library

Coffee cart hours:


  • Monday through Friday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday - noon to 4 p.m.


Chocolati, the coffee cart on Level 3 at the Central Library, offers a variety of coffee drinks, hot chocolate, baked goods and sandwiches. The company also provides its own high-quality, hand-made chocolate goods.


The area near the cart has tables and chairs where customers can sit and enjoy their food and beverages. The current rules regulating the consumption of food and beverages in public areas of the Central Library permit the consumption of covered beverages throughout the building. Except for meeting room areas, the consumption of food is limited to the coffee cart area.


The building was specifically designed with space for a coffee and sandwich vendor on Level 3, the most dramatic and heavily-trafficked area of the building. This floor is where people gather for tours, stop in at lunch to browse material on upcoming Library programs and events, or just spend time reading.


Chocolati Inc. operates Chocolati Café locations in Green Lake, Greenwood and Wallingford. For more information, visit their Web site at a new window)


For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

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