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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: 05/06/2013

Stephen Halsey and Ludwig Marz join The Seattle Public Library

The Seattle Public Library

The Seattle Public Library has hired Ludwig Marz to lead employee relations and Stephen Halsey to direct marketing and online services.


Marz, a Queen Anne resident, joined the Library on April 22. He previously worked at Human Capital Consultants in Seattle. His background also includes human resource positions at Alstom Esca Corp. and Todd Pacific. Marz has a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Western Ontario.


Halsey, a West Seattle resident, began his position at the Library on April 29. He previously worked as managing director at Strategic Edge Partners in Seattle. His background also includes Web services management and design positions at Seattle Children's Hospital. Halsey graduated cum laude from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he completed a bachelor's degree in English with an emphasis in creative writing. He also has a bachelor of fine arts degree in graphic design/multimedia studies from the University of Colorado at Denver.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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