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December 10, 2016

About the Library

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OverDrive ebook issues

Some patrons report seeing incorrect ebook holds and checkouts. Please log out and back in to clear. If you are consistently seeing incorrect ebook entries please report to Ask a Librarian. We are working with OverDrive to resolve this issue.
 

The Library's Website may experience brief outages

On Sunday, Dec. 11, from 4 a.m. to noon, the Library's website may experience brief intermittent outages due to scheduled server maintenance.

Library Operations

The Seattle Public Library consists of the Central Library, 26 neighborhood branches and Mobile Library Services. It has a total collection size of 2.4 million books and other items.

 

 

Library Use

 

The Seattle Public Library took part in a national study to determine who uses public computers and Internet access in public libraries.

 

 

 

Annual Report

The Seattle Public Library produces an annual report and usage statistics.

 

2015 Annual Report

The Seattle Public Library Annual Report 2015

Click to read the 2015 Annual Report 

 

 

Past Annual Reports pdf

 

 

Library History

 

The Seattle Public Library was established as a city department in 1890.