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February 13, 2016

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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 News Release

Release Date: 11/27/2012

The Seattle Public Library offers gift ideas during 'Books for Giving' with Nancy Pearl Dec. 6

Books for Giving

Need gift ideas for the book lover in your life? Librarians from The Seattle Public Library will offer holiday gift suggestions for children, teens and adults during the "Books for Giving" reader's advisory event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 on the Library's Facebook page. Special guest Nancy Pearl will join in from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.


To get reading suggestions during "Books for Giving," log on to your Facebook account and visit the Library's Facebook page. Post a note on the Library's Facebook wall with some information about the intended recipient and what kind of books they like to read. Librarians from The Seattle Public Library will suggest two or three books that might make good gifts.


Readers are also always welcome to get personalized book lists with five hand-picked titles from the Library's "Your Next Five Books" service available on the Library's website at


For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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