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February 12, 2016

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Mission Statement : Goal 4

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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.

Goal 4: Build Partnerships to Make a Difference in People’s Lives



Deploy a systematic approach to partnering that best leverages Library and partner resources


Develop a partnership plan to build thoughtful ties and provide exciting new services to Library patrons


Identify and replicate successful partnerships so more patrons benefit from these collaborations


Actively seek opportunities to support the work of city agencies, service providers and cultural groups and customize information for their use


Create alliances with government agencies and community groups to benefit Seattle residents


Collaborate with partners to provide high-demand public services such as weatherization vouchers, tax help, or health care policy information at libraries


Become the first choice location for neighborhood meetings


Be a catalyst for civic improvement by convening brainstorming sessions with groups that share the Library's interest in enhancing social welfare and cultural engagement


Summary of Goals and Objectives

Goal 1

Goal 2

Goal 3

Goal 5


Read the complete Strategic Plan




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