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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: 08/19/2013

The Seattle Public Library hosts panel discussion on library design Sept. 17

Central Library

Join us for a panel discussion on library design and the positive effect of libraries on a community's well-being from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 at The Seattle Public Library, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium.


Library events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $5 after 5 p.m.


Learn how new ideas about library services are transforming libraries, and how design can better support the changing dynamic of community-oriented libraries. Discussion panelists will include: Marcellus Turner, city librarian of The Seattle Public Library, Ruth Baleiko, AIA and principal architect with Miller Hull Partnership, and Adrianne Ralph, facilities design coordinator for the King County Library System.


The discussion will be moderated by Jim Brown, AIA and founding principal architect with Urbanadd Architecture & Design.


This event is presented in partnership with the Seattle chapter of Architecture for Humanity. This discussion marks the beginning of its 2013-2014 initiative to advocate literacy through architecture.


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

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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