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December 19, 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: 03/13/2013

Friends of The Seattle Public Library book sale April 6 & 7

Friends of the Library book sale

Thousands of items will be up for sale to the public at bargain prices at the 2013 Friends of The Seattle Public Library Spring Book Sale, scheduled for April 6 and 7.


The book sale is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 6 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 7 at the North Seattle Community College, 9600 College Way N. The book sale will be held in the cafeteria. Enter from the south side of the campus.


North Seattle Community College is served by Metro routes 16, 40, 345 and 346. Free parking is available.


Items for sale will include a general selection of fiction and nonfiction books, CDs, DVDs and gift books. Hardbacks will sell for $2 and paperbacks for $1. Proceeds from the sale help to support The Seattle Public Library.


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

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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