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December 9, 2016

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Delayed opening at Library branches

Due to the weather, all Library branches will open at noon today. Central Library will open today at regular time - 10 a.m.

OverDrive ebook issues

Some patrons report seeing incorrect ebook holds and checkouts. Please log out and back in to clear. If you are consistently seeing incorrect ebook entries please report to Ask a Librarian. We are working with OverDrive to resolve this issue.

The Library's Website may experience brief outages

On Sunday, Dec. 11, from 4 a.m. to noon, the Library's website may experience brief intermittent outages due to scheduled server maintenance.

Library News Release

Release Date: 05/13/2013

The Seattle Public Library Foundation receives four-star rating from Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator

For the second year in a row, The Seattle Public Library Foundation has received a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, the highest possible ranking from the U.S.'s leading charity evaluator.


The four-star rating reflects the Foundation's sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. Receiving the highest rating demonstrates that the Foundation adheres to good governance and best practices and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way.


Only 17% of the charities evaluated by Charity Navigator received two four-star rating, indicating that the Foundation outperforms most other charities in the U.S.


For more information about The Seattle Public Library Foundation, visit

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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