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All Library locations closed Wednesday, March 29

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at Central Library will be closed Wednesday, March 29 for a staff in-service day. Regular operating hours will resume Thursday, March 30.

Explore the Collection

Are there really 2 million items in the Library collection?

Yes. People are often surprised by the number and different types of items available at the Library.

 

  • Books, DVDs & CDs
    Including books for children, teens and adults; books on tape and CD; films and music; comic books and graphic novels; and books in many languages and large print.

 

 

 

  • Online reference resources
    Magazines, newspapers and journals from around the world; encyclopedias and dictionaries; directories; and other reference materials.

 

  • Special Collections
    From photographs and paintings to autographs, maps and books that highlight the rich history and culture of our region
  • End of list

 

Please note:
The Library is not responsible for damage to electronic equipment belonging to patrons.

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