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December 9, 2016

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OverDrive ebook issues

Some patrons report seeing incorrect ebook holds and checkouts. Please log out and back in to clear. If you are consistently seeing incorrect ebook entries please report to Ask a Librarian. We are working with OverDrive to resolve this issue.

The Library's Website may experience brief outages

On Sunday, Dec. 11, from 4 a.m. to noon, the Library's website may experience brief intermittent outages due to scheduled server maintenance.

Library News Release

Release Date: 06/12/2014

Friends of The Seattle Public Library holds online rare book auction beginning June 19

Friends book auction

Beginning Thursday, June 19, the Friends of The Seattle Public Library will hold a special seven-day auction on eBay ( featuring rare and collectible books about the Pacific Northwest.


Some of the titles to be featured in the auction include "The Story of Seattle" by Roberta Frye Watt, "The Early Pacific Coast Photographs of Carleton E. Watkins" by J.W. Johnson and "The Saga of a Mountain: A Legend of Mount Rainier" by El Comancho. Most auction items will start at $9.95.


The Friends also offers thousands of books at bargain prices for sale online at and All proceeds from sales and auctions benefit The Seattle Public Library through grants made by the Friends of The Seattle Public Library.


For more information, call the Friends of The Seattle Public Library at 206-682-7567 or visit

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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