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December 22, 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: 03/14/2013

The Seattle Public Library FriendShop comes to Beacon Hill March 30


Join the Friends of The Seattle Public Library for a FriendShop Pop Up Shop from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 30 at the Beacon Hill Branch, 2821 Beacon Ave. S.


Everyone is welcome. Free parking is available at the branch.


The Pop Up Shop will feature pre-owned paperbacks, children's books, and gifts for readers including totes, mugs and jewelry.


All proceeds from FriendShop and Pop Up Shop sales benefit The Seattle Public Library.  The FriendShop at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 3, is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays.  Visit the FriendShop online at


For more information, call The Seattle Public Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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