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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: 10/25/2012

The Seattle Public Library offers reading suggestions on Facebook Nov. 14


Looking for great books to read? Librarians from The Seattle Public Library will offer personal reading suggestions via Facebook from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14. Seattle Times books editor Mary Ann Gwinn and novelist Maria Semple (author of "Where'd You Go, Bernadette?") will join the session as special guests.


To get reading suggestions during this event, log on to your Facebook account and visit the Library's Facebook page. Post a note on the Library's timeline with the titles of three books you have enjoyed in the past. Librarians will reply with titles and authors for you to try.


Readers are also always welcome to get personalized book lists with five hand-picked titles from the Library's "Your Next Five Books" service available on the Library's website at www.spl.org/yournext5.


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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