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November 22, 2017

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Library Closed Thursday, Nov. 23

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 23.


Service interruption in the Library's Online Catalog – Nov. 22

The Library will be performing maintenance on our catalog 8 and 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22. 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: 10/12/2012

Stephanie Chase joins The Seattle Public Library

Stephanie Chase

Stephanie Chase will join The Seattle Public Library on Oct. 15 as director of Library Programs and Services.


She spent the last two years at the Multnomah County Library in Portland, Ore., where she held several positions, most recently as administrator of Systemwide and Virtual Information Services. She previously served as a library director in Stowe, Vt., Westford, Vt., and in Marlborough, N.H.


Chase graduated summa cum laude from the University of New Hampshire, Durham, N.H., with a bachelor's degree in English. She received her master of library science degree from the Pratt Institute, New York, N.Y., where she also graduated summa cum laude.


She is a member of several library professional organizations, including the American Library Association, Public Library Association, Reference and User Services Association and Oregon Library Association. In 2010, she received a Public Library Association Leadership Scholarship and  Mover and Shaker award from Library Journal.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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