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
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
The finding tool for federal publications that includes descriptive records for historical and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online.
Congress.gov is the official source for federal legislative information from Congress including the status of Federal legislation, bill texts, Congressional Record, committee reports and more.
Search for past and present Federal Specifications. Important: read the information in red on how to search the database.
Frequently Requested County Records
A guide for locating King County records. Includes information on Court - Legal, Legislative, Licenses - Certificates - Permits, Property - Land, Election, Police, Tax and Personal Records (such as birth and death certificates).
govinfo is a service of the United States Government Publishing Office (GPO). It provides free public access to more than a million official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.
The U.S. Government's official Web portal.
Online legal resource center. Includes codes, forms, jobs, organization directories, technology and software. In English and en español.
Articles in law reviews and journals, specialty law and bar association journals and legal newspapers.
Northwest Justice Project
Self-help legal information, civil legal services for low-income people, and links to other local legal resources.
A guide to civil legal resources in Washington State. Information on legal problems, with instructions and forms. In English and en español.
Washington State Register
Bi-weekly publication of proposed, emergency and adopted rules in Washington state. It is updated every two weeks.
From the U.S. Census Bureau, find population, housing, economic and geographic data.
Gateway to statistics from over 100 federal agencies.
Find statistics about countries or to compare countries worldwide. Uses a variety of sources to provide a searchable database of national statistics.
Online tax preparation and filing by a non-profit organization, the Legal Aid Society of Orange County, as a tool to help those eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other tax credits file their taxes without being charged excessive fees. In English and en español.
Democracy Voucher Program
Seattle voters passed a citizen-led initiative known as the "Honest Elections Seattle Initiative" (I-122) which changed a number of campaign financing rules for candidates running for elected positions. The Democracy Voucher Program gives eligible Seattle residents the opportunity to assign four Democracy Vouchers, each valued at $25, to support candidates in the 2017 City of Seattle elections.
Find Your Legislator
Find your legislative district, statewide and congressional district maps, and information about your legislator.
King County Elections
How to vote, absentee ballot form, voter pamphlets, lists of candidates who have filed, election results and more.
Check your voter registration status, view personal voting history, voters' guide, print a ballot, drop box and voting center locations and more.
Project Vote Smart
National coverage of candidates, campaign finances, issues and special interest groups.