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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.

Library News Release

Release Date: 07/01/2014

The Seattle Public Library pops up with 'Open Air' outdoor locations beginning in July

Open Air

From July through September, The Seattle Public Library will bring Open Air pop-up libraries to outdoor locations across the city.


Library programs are free and open to the public.


Pop-up libraries will have outdoor shelving and benches designed to make books and learning accessible to all, and will offer Wi-Fi, charging stations for USB-powered devices, and information about the Library's digital resources. Patrons also may check out magazines, books and DVDs.


See below for the Open Air pop-up library schedule:


September dates will be scheduled soon.


This event is supported in part by The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and The Seattle Public Library Foundation.


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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