Library Closed Monday, May 29
All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29.
Service interruption in the Library's Online Catalog – May 28 and May 29
The Library will be performing maintenance on our catalog starting at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 28 - 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 29. During this time, you will be able to search the Bibliocommons catalog, but will not be able to log in, place holds, renew items or use other catalog features. The former Library catalog (Horizon Information Portal), SPL Mobile, access to e-books, free music downloads and many databases and applications also will be unavailable.
Learn how to do research at the Library. Check out our selection of special classes. Not finding the class you want? See the Calendar of Classes for additional classes.
Library Catalog Basics
Learn how to find, reserve, and renew items. Find out what items are located at your branch. Browse the catalog for your favorite kinds of books, DVDs, and CDs. Learn how to check your Library account to manage your holds and see when items are due.
Beginning Your Family History
Learn how to get started with family history research. Class includes an overview of resources available for family history research in the Seattle area. Sample charts will be provided.
Genealogy: Databases and the Internet
Learn how to use the Library's online resources to search for your ancestors.
Tour the Genealogy Section
Take a 90-minute tour of the genealogy section of the Central Library to learn more about the Library's genealogy collection and services. An overview of the collection and a brief demonstration of the online catalog and major online genealogy resources will be given.