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December 22, 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: 11/06/2012

The Seattle Public Library offers college application workshop

College application workshop

The Seattle Public Library is hosting a free college application workshop from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room 1.


The workshop is free and open to the public. Registration is requested. Visit to register and for information on what to bring to the workshop. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $6 on weekends.


This workshop is designed to help students complete their college applications and create their application essay.


The workshop is presented in partnership with NELA, the University of Washington Dream Project and others.


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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