Library Closed Monday, May 29
All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29.
Service interruption in the Library's Online Catalog – May 28 and May 29
The Library will be performing maintenance on our catalog starting at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 28 - 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 29. During this time, you will be able to search the Bibliocommons catalog, but will not be able to log in, place holds, renew items or use other catalog features. The former Library catalog (Horizon Information Portal), SPL Mobile, access to e-books, free music downloads and many databases and applications also will be unavailable.
Seattle ranked second most literate city in the U.S.
Seattle has been named the second most literate city in the U.S. as part of a study conducted by Central Connecticut State University. The city has consistently been ranked the first or second most literate city in the nation since the rankings began in 2005.
The university's rankings are based on a combination of factors including education level and library and Internet resources.
"We are extremely proud to contribute to Seattle's high literacy rate," said Seattle City Librarian Marcellus Turner. "The Seattle Public Library has been ranked one of the best library systems in the country based on the use of our services. This shows the high value and importance our community places on our public libraries and the resources we provide. We continue to be a well-loved, well-used system."
The Seattle Public Library was awarded the top rating of five stars among large libraries for the third year in a row in the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service 2012.
For more information contact:
Andra Addison, communications director
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