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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: 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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