Our collections include everything we offer for people in Seattle to check out or access online or in Library branches. We build our collections to reflect current trends and changing community needs, so that Seattle’s readers and learners always have free access to materials that inform, entertain and enrich. Maintaining high quality collections means that the materials we collect represent many viewpoints, and current as well as historical information.
For any library, building a strong collection is fundamental to supporting intellectual freedom, literacy, opportunity and quality of life. We also support equity of access by collecting materials in many different formats.
World Languages Collection
We offer materials in languages other than English at many of our branches, ranging from Amharic to Vietnamese.