The Seattle Public Library is in the process of upgrading its website to make it easier to use and can evolve as patron needs change. The current website was designed in 2003.

A redesigned website is part of the Library's commitment to voters who passed the 2012 Library levy and said they wanted a strong website that would be a true "virtual library."

The public can review and comment on the draft designs by visiting, where there is a short video (about 5 minutes) highlighting the work to date, and a comment form. Submit comments online by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8.

The Library has sought public feedback on the project at multiple stages along the way.

There will be additional opportunities to test the site and provide feedback in the next few months. The Library expects to launch the new site in early 2018.