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February 13, 2016

Using the Library

Get Started : Library Card Application

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Library Closed Monday, Feb. 15

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 15.


Possible service interruption in online Library services Feb. 13 - 14

The Library will be performing maintenance on our network. While we are not expecting service interruptions during this period, there might be brief interruptions in online services. You will be able to search the Bibliocommons catalog, but may not be able to log in, place holds, renew items or use other catalog features. The former Library catalog (Horizon Information Portal) may experience outages as well. SPL Mobile, access to e-books, free music downloads and many databases and applications also may be affected.

Library Card Application

Library Card Application

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.

Please use your legal name.

State: WA

Date of birth*:

MM - DD - YYYY (required)

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* Your birth date will be used only for Library purposes.

Terms of Use: (required)

  • Parents/guardians are responsible for monitoring the reading, listening and viewing choices of children 12 and under.
  • I assume full responsibility for the use of this card and all charges associated with its use.
  • I verify that the information on this form is correct.

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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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