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December 20, 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: 06/04/2014

The Seattle Public Library offers tutoring for adults

The Seattle Public Library

The Seattle Public Library is now offering walk-in tutoring sessions for adults from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 5 Mixing Chamber.


Library programs and events are free and open to the public. No registration is required. Patrons can check-in on arrival at the Level 5 reference desk.


Tutors will help adult patrons with reading, writing, basic math and English language skills on a drop-in basis. Test preparation help is also available for the GED, Compass and TOEFL exams.


Tutors will assess a patron's needs and help identify short-term and long-term learning goals and provide resources and materials to help achieve goals. Attendance and progress will be recorded so that learning can be continuous during subsequent visits. Patrons may not be paired with the same tutor each time.


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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