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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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Image Search



Google Image Search
One of the most comprehensive image searches.

Local History Images
The Seattle Public Library's links to regional history photograph collections.



Search Engines



Microsoft's search engine includes news, free email, and other features.

The world's most popular search engine includes special searching tools such as Google Book full text search, Google Scholar search for academic articles and papers, Google Earth geographic searching and more. Includes language translation.

Popular search engine that includes a directory and specialized searches. News, financial information, email and more.


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