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December 21, 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: 09/07/2011

The Seattle Public Library offers free SAT practice test

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The Seattle Public Library, in collaboration with Kaplan, will offer a free SAT practice test from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. N.E. There will be a follow-up session from 10:30 to noon Saturday, Sept. 24. Attendance is required on both days.


The practice test is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Call the Lake City Branch at 206-684-7518 to register. Free parking is available. Each student should come prepared with a pencil, eraser, calculator and snack.


Students will take a practice test at the first session and will receive their test scores and tips on how to improve their scores at the second session. Scores are confidential.


For more information, call the Lake City Branch at 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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