The Seattle Public Library is a repository of Seattle's history – help us document local history by contributing your story to our new COVID-19 Community Collection.

The Library would like to see and hear how the events of the past few months have affected you. We are looking for stories, photographs, signs, artwork, short videos and other materials that will help future generations learn what life was like in Seattle during this unique period in history. Here are some prompts to get you started:

  • What has your daily life been like?
  • What are ways you are staying connected with friends and family?
  • What will you remember the most 10 years from now?

You can submit stories and materials through our online portal; they will be made available through the Special Collections Online website. The Library also welcomes donations of physical materials, which can be mailed to our Special Collections Department. To learn more about how you can contribute to the project, please visit our website!