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February 13, 2016

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Library Closed Monday, Feb. 15

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 15.


Possible service interruption in online Library services Feb. 13 - 14

The Library will be performing maintenance on our network. While we are not expecting service interruptions during this period, there might be brief interruptions in online services. You will be able to search the Bibliocommons catalog, but may not be able to log in, place holds, renew items or use other catalog features. The former Library catalog (Horizon Information Portal) may experience outages as well. SPL Mobile, access to e-books, free music downloads and many databases and applications also may be affected.

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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