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February 12, 2016

Using the Library

Visit the Library : Meeting & Study Rooms

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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.

Meeting & Study Rooms

The Library has meeting and study rooms for groups large and small available in neighborhoods throughout the city, including the Central Library in downtown Seattle. The Central Library does not have any dedicated study rooms, but small groups may use the table seating found throughout the Library.


Central Library Meeting Rooms


What kinds of events can the Central Library accommodate?

A wide range of meeting and event spaces can accommodate a variety of activities, from large events to small, informal meetings.


For more information and to request space, see Central Library Meeting Rooms.


Branch Meeting & Study Rooms


Which branch libraries have meeting rooms?


Which Library branches have study rooms?

The following branches have small study or conference rooms available for public use. These spaces typically accommodate 2 to 6 people depending on the location. Use of these rooms is free, but reservations may be necessary. Call the branch for more information.


In accordance with the City of Seattle Municipal Code 14.08 (Public Accommodations Ordinance), The Seattle Public Library does not discriminate in making its premises available for use on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, creed, ancestry or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability. The use of any of The Seattle Public Library meeting rooms by any group or organization in no way constitutes endorsement of the policies or beliefs of that organization by the Library or the city of Seattle.

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