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December 22, 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: 01/23/2013

Share book recommendations with friends and neighbors Feb. 17 at The Seattle Public Library

Share a Book

Share book recommendations with your friends and neighbors and find out what other people in your community are reading from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17 at The Seattle Public Library, Columbia Branch, 4721 Rainier Ave. S.


Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Free parking is available at the branch.


Bring a book that you recently read and liked, share book recommendations and get ideas for what to read next. A librarian will introduce reader's advisory resources, distribute book lists and recommend new books.


For more information, call the branch at 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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