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February 12, 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: 01/11/2013

The Seattle Public Library upgrades computer system Jan. 21

The Seattle Public Library

The Seattle Public Library will perform scheduled maintenance on its computer system Monday, Jan. 21.


The upgrade is estimated to take 2 to 4 hours to complete. All locations of the Library will be closed Monday, Jan. 21 due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.


The scheduled maintenance will impact any online service requiring log-in, including:


  • Limited access to the online catalog. Patrons will be able to search the catalog but will not be able to view their Library account or renew or place holds on items.
  • Patrons will not be able to make fine payments online.
  • SPL Mobile will have limited access.
  • Databases will be unavailable.


For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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