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All Library locations closed Wednesday, March 29

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at Central Library will be closed Wednesday, March 29 for a staff in-service day. Regular operating hours will resume Thursday, March 30.

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.