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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: 07/31/2014

The Seattle Public Library: Rotating closures for in-service days

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Each branch of The Seattle Public Library will close for one day in late September or early October for in-service days so staff members can review the Library's strategic plan, service priorities and goals for serving patrons.


In past years, the entire system closed for a single in-service day. This year, closures will rotate so there always are libraries open in most areas of the city. The Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., will remain open throughout.


See below for the closure schedule:








Book drops will remain open at all locations. No fines will accrue for items returned to branches that are closed for their in-service staff day.


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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