Library closed Dec. 24 and 25
All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24 and Christmas Day Thursday, Dec. 25.
Service interruption in the Library's Online Catalog - Jan. 1
Between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 1, the Library will be upgrading its electrical power system. During the upgrade, you will be able to search the catalog, but won't be able to log in, place holds, renew items or use other catalog features. The former Library catalog (Horizon Information Portal) will not be available at all. SPL Mobile, access to e-books, free music downloads and many databases and applications also will be unavailable.
On Nov. 19, 2012, the City Council approved Mayor Mike McGinn's proposed 2013 budget.
The Library's total 2013 operating budget is $63 million, $11.2 million more than the 2012 budget. The $3.4 million capital improvement budget, which is used for major maintenance and asset preservation, is $2.4 million more than in 2012.
These increases are largely due to enhanced funding from the $123 million, seven-year Library levy that Seattle voters approved in August 2012 to restore and improve core services.