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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: 04/02/2013

The Seattle Public Library participates in World Book Night April 23

World Book Night

The Seattle Public Library is participating in World Book Night U.S. by serving as a book pick-up site for volunteers.


World Book Night takes place on Tuesday, April 23. On World Book Night, 25,000 volunteer book givers across the U.S. will each give away 20 copies of a specially-printed, not-for-resale World Book Night U.S. edition of a book they have read and loved, chosen from a list of 30 titles selected by a panel of librarians and booksellers.


World Book Night U.S. is a campaign to give thousands of free paperback books to light or nonreaders in one day. The goal of World Book Night is to spread the love of reading by seeking out those without the means or access to printed books.


For more information about World Book Night, visit

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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