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December 19, 2014

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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.

Library News Release

Release Date: 04/23/2013

Ballard High School student artwork on display at The Seattle Public Library's Ballard Branch

Ballard Branch

The Seattle Public Library's Ballard Branch will host the Seventh Annual Ballard High School Student Art Show from Saturday, April 27 to Saturday, May 18. There will be a reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 11 at the Ballard Branch, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W.


The event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Free parking will be available on nearby streets during the reception. Free parking will be available in the branch garage at all other times when the branch is open.


The reception will be held in conjunction with the May Ballard ArtWalk.


For more information, call the Ballard Branch at 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian.


For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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