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December 25, 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: 04/03/2013

Take photos of what's happening at The Seattle Public Library on April 9 for Library Snapshot Day

Library Snapshot Day

Library visitors are invited to take photographs of themselves, their friends, events, displays, or anything eye-catching at Library locations on Tuesday, April 9 to celebrate Library Snapshot Day.


Tweet your photo and tag @SPLBuzz on Twitter or post a photo on the Library's Facebook page at The Library will share and retweet selected photos using the hashtag #splsnapshotday.


This "day in the life of your library" is part of a statewide effort led by the Washington Library Association to raise awareness about the value of libraries. 


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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