Library Closed Monday, May 29
All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29.
Service interruption in the Library's Online Catalog – May 28 and May 29
The Library will be performing maintenance on our catalog starting at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 28 - 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 29. During this time, you will be able to search the Bibliocommons catalog, but will not be able to log in, place holds, renew items or use other catalog features. The former Library catalog (Horizon Information Portal), SPL Mobile, access to e-books, free music downloads and many databases and applications also will be unavailable.
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Article & Database Help
Advocacy organization advancing consumer rights, complaint-handling agencies free hotline, comparing prices, and publishing multilingual materials in Chinese, English, Korean, Spanish, Vietnamese and other languages.
Make better purchasing decisions using product reviews, ratings, news and comparisons from Consumer Reports magazine.
Independent testing and evaluation of vitamins, supplements, and nutritional products.
Evaluations and ratings of the quality and prices of Puget Sound service firms and stores, such as auto repair shops, hospitals, plumbers, banks, and insurance companies.
Credit Report - Free
AnnualCreditReport allows you to request a free credit report, once every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies.
Consumer Reports maintains this site to help consumers make more environmentally friendly product choices. Covers more than a dozen product categories, including autos, appliances, electronics, home & garden, and food.
Hiring a Contractor
The Department of Labor and Industries provides information on hiring and verifying that contractors, electricians or plumbers are registered, with a bond and insurance, and certified in Washington State.
Household Products Database
Learn more about what's in common household products, about potential health effects, and about safety and handling. From the National Institutes of Health.
Product recall and safety information from six agencies of the federal government.
Washington State Attorney General's office. Includes brochures in English, Russian, and Spanish.