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February 13, 2016

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Library Closed Monday, Feb. 15

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 15.


Possible service interruption in online Library services Feb. 13 - 14

The Library will be performing maintenance on our network. While we are not expecting service interruptions during this period, there might be brief interruptions in online services. You will be able to search the Bibliocommons catalog, but may not be able to log in, place holds, renew items or use other catalog features. The former Library catalog (Horizon Information Portal) may experience outages as well. SPL Mobile, access to e-books, free music downloads and many databases and applications also may be affected.

Library News Release

Release Date: 08/21/2014

Prepare pets and store water for emergencies at The Seattle Public Library Sept. 16 - Nov. 18

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The Seattle Public Library will host short, skills-based emergency preparation workshops at several Library locations.


Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare (SNAP) workshops, presented by the Seattle Office of Emergency Management, are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Free parking is available at the branches. Parking is available in the Central Library garage at the regular rates. Topics, times and locations are listed below.


SNAP: Prepare Your Pets for Disaster. Get tips and resources to keep your pets safe during a disaster.



SNAP: Store Emergency Drinking Water. Learn how to secure and maintain potable water.



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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