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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.

Online Reference Resources

What kinds of online resources are available?

The Library subscribes to services that provide access to thousands of magazines, newspapers, journals, encyclopedias, indexes and other reference resources.


See Articles & Research to access this information remotely or from Library computers.


If you are using your home computer, you will need your Library card and PIN. You may need to temporarily disable your computer's firewall.


What kind of information will I find?

The Library subscribes to more than 60 research services including:


Articles & Research also has free, monitored Web sites organized by topic.

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