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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: 01/02/2014

Free tax assistance available at The Seattle Public Library

Tax help

The Seattle Public Library, United Way of King County and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) are collaborating to offer free tax preparation service January through mid-April at 10 locations of The Seattle Public Library.


Trained volunteers will answer questions and help prepare personal tax returns. The service is not available for business tax returns.


The schedule is subject to change. Please see the calendar before visiting a location. Drop-in assistance will be offered on a first come, first served basis; appointments available as noted below.


Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 5, Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber, 206-386-4636

Tuesday, Jan. 14 through Tuesday, April 15 - drop-ins only

  • 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays
  • Noon to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays
  • 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays


Ballard Branch, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W., 206-684-4089

Monday, Feb. 3 through Monday, April 14 - drop-ins only

  • 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays


Broadview Branch, 12755 Greenwood Ave N. 206-684-7519

Saturday, Feb. 1 through Saturday, April 12 - drop-ins only

  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays


Douglass-Truth Branch, 2300 E. Yesler Way, 206-684-4704

Thursday, Feb. 6 through Thursday, April 10 - by appointment only

  • 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays


Lake City Branch, 12501 28th Ave. N.E., 206-684-7518

Monday, Jan. 27 through Monday, April 14 - drop-ins only

  • 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Mondays


NewHolly Branch, 7058 32nd Ave. S., 206-386-1905

Saturday, Feb. 1 through Saturday, April 12 - drop-ins only 

  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays 


Northeast Branch, 6801 35th Ave. N.E., 206-684-7539

Thursday, Feb. 6 through Friday, April 11 - drop-ins only 

  • 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays
  • 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays


Northgate Branch, 10458 Fifth Ave. N.E., 206-386-1980

Monday, Feb. 3 through Monday, April 14 - drop-ins only

  • 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays
  • 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays


Queen Anne Branch, 400 West Garfield St., 206-386-4227

Wednesday, Feb. 5 through Saturday, April 12 

  • 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays - drop-ins only


Rainier Beach Branch, 9125 Rainier Ave. S., 206-386-1906

Saturday, Feb. 8 through Saturday, April 12 - drop-ins only

  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays


Southwest Branch, 9010 35th Ave. S.W., 206-684-7455

Saturday, Feb. 1 through Saturday, April 12 - drop-ins or by appointment

  • 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays


Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reproducible forms are available for photocopy for 15 cents per page at all Library locations. Please call ahead to find out if print forms are available at your branch. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.govopens in new window.


For more information, call The Seattle Public Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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