Library Closed Monday, Feb. 15
All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 15.
Possible service interruption in online Library services Feb. 13 - 14
The Library will be performing maintenance on our network. While we are not expecting service interruptions during this period, there might be brief interruptions in online services. You will be able to search the Bibliocommons catalog, but may not be able to log in, place holds, renew items or use other catalog features. The former Library catalog (Horizon Information Portal) may experience outages as well. SPL Mobile, access to e-books, free music downloads and many databases and applications also may be affected.
You can help the Library by donating money, books and time.
Your gift to The Seattle Public Library Foundation helps the Library serve the community above and beyond what tax-based funding provides. Thanks to donations from individuals, businesses and foundations, the Library can provide more and better:
- Books and other items
- Technology resources, including free public access to computers and the Internet
- Services for those with special needs
- Programming for children, teens, and adults
Learn more about The Seattle Public Library Foundation and become a donor.
A great way to support your Library and clean-up your home or office bookshelves is to donate your used materials to the Friends of The Seattle Public Library. The Friends will re-sell your donations at their semi-annual Book Sales. Proceeds from the sales help sponsor Library projects and activities not covered by the Library's operating budget. Plus, you can become a member of this grassroots organization dedicated to promoting Seattle's Library system, an essential institution of our community.
Learn more about the Friends of The Seattle Public Library, and become a member.
Volunteers are important partners in the Library's mission to provide patrons with knowledge and information that support lifelong learning. The Library is fortunate to have over 350 volunteers providing assistance with services for patrons, hosting community events and maintaining attractive collections.
Learn more about volunteer opportunities.