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December 11, 2016

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OverDrive ebook issues

Some patrons report seeing incorrect ebook holds and checkouts. Please log out and back in to clear. If you are consistently seeing incorrect ebook entries please report to Ask a Librarian. We are working with OverDrive to resolve this issue.

The Library's Website may experience brief outages

On Sunday, Dec. 11, from 4 a.m. to noon, the Library's website may experience brief intermittent outages due to scheduled server maintenance.

Library Card Application

Sign up today! Complete this form to set up a Library account and begin browsing the catalog. You'll need to visit a Library to complete your registration and pick up your Library card.

To apply online, you must be at least 13 years old and live, work, own property or go to school in free Library service areas.

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Terms of Use


Important Information

A Library Card Is Free For Anyone Who:

  • Lives, works, goes to school or owns property in the city of Seattle, city of Bothell or most of King County. More...
  • Has a Library card issued by a reciprocal Library system. More...

Please Note:

You must pick up your card within 6 weeks of this application.

To get your card, stop by any Library and bring:

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