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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: 01/15/2013

The Seattle Public Library offers free classes on becoming a U.S. citizen

Citizenship classes

The Seattle Public Library is offering free classes to help individuals prepare for the U.S. Citizenship Test. See below for details.


Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is recommended but not required; call 206-382-4511 to register. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $6 on weekends.


The classes will cover all aspects of the citizenship test, including U.S. history and civics, reading and writing practice, and the questions covered on the Application for Naturalization.


The classes will be held at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, LEW Conference Room. Dates and times are listed below.


  • 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26
  • 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Feb. 2, 9, and 23
  • 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, March 2, 9, 16 and 30


The classes are presented in partnership with the St. James ESL Program.


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

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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