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.
SPL Mobile App
Can I use the Library from my smart phone or other Web-enabled mobile device?
Yes. The Library has a free mobile application (app). Access your Library account, find the nearest branch, search the catalog and browse for books, CDs and DVDs while on the go!
Will it work on my phone?
The app works on all major smart phones, including iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Palm, Symbian and J2ME.
How do I get the app?
To download the app for:
Most devices - Visit spl.boopsie.comon your mobile device or scan the QR code on the right
iPhones - Visit the iTunes App Store. Search for "SPL Mobile"
Android Phones - Visit the Android Market. Search for "SPL Mobile"
Windows Mobile - Visit visit the Windows Phone App Store. search for "SPL Mobile"
The app is free from any source.
What does it do?
Smart prefix search - Enter the first few letters of a word or phrase to search the catalog. For example, entering "ha pot g" into the search box finds "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"
Search the Library's Calendar - For upcoming events and classes
Library locator - All Library locations include links to an interactive map
Ask a Librarian - by IM or phone
Check your account - Reserve and renew books, CDs and DVDs
Download Library podcasts - Featuring your favorite authors
Stay connected - With links to the Library's blogs and Facebook page