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Library Closed Monday, May 29

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29.


Service interruption in the Library's Online Catalog – May 28 and May 29

The Library will be performing maintenance on our catalog starting at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 28 - 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 29. During this time, you will be able to search the Bibliocommons catalog, but will not be able to log in, place holds, renew items or use other catalog features. The former Library catalog (Horizon Information Portal), SPL Mobile, access to e-books, free music downloads and many databases and applications also will be unavailable.

Library News Release

Release Date: 01/06/2014

The Seattle Public Library offers free financial aid help for students Jan. 11 & 25

Financial aid assistance

The Seattle Public Library will offer free assistance to students filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 at the Lake City Branch, 12501 28th Ave. N.E., 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Rainier Beach Branch, 9125 Rainier Ave. S. and 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 at the West Seattle Branch, 2306 42nd Ave. S.W.


The sessions are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Free parking is available at the branches. Students and parents should bring their driver's license or other ID and their latest tax information and/or last pay stub from the previous year in order to complete the FAFSA form.


Students will be able to talk to financial aid professionals and get help filling out the FAFSA, and receive information about statewide student services, admission requirements and more.


The FAFSA help sessions are part of the "College Goal Washington" series sponsored by the Washington Student Achievement Council and the RoadMap Project.


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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