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.
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Article & Database Help
Video picture books paired with related nonfiction books for preschool and elementary age children. Includes some books in Spanish.
Children's Literature Awards
Learn about the Caldecott Medal, the Newbery Award, and other literary honors awarded by the American Library Association.
An extensive database of fiction and nonfiction for adults, teens and children, offering enhanced subject access and full-text reviews, Author Read-alikes, awards, theme-oriented book lists, Book Discussion Guides, Book Talks, and Feature Articles for a wide range of reading interests.
Animated, talking picture books for preschool and elementary age children. Includes some books in French and Spanish.
Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia
Find information for school reports and answer questions to satisfy your curiosity. A fun and easy to use general purpose encyclopedia for middle school students.
New Book of Knowledge
Find information for school reports and answer questions to satisfy your curiosity. A fun and easy to use general purpose encyclopedia for elementary school students.
New Book of Popular Science
This science encyclopedia includes science projects, articles on science, technology and medical topics, science-inspired games, puzzles and brainteasers, and a science fact finder with measurement conversions, and science tables and charts.
Childrens' Homework Help
Information about The Seattle Public Library's drop-in Homework Help Centers and other resources.
Homework links for kids, parents and teachers.
America the Beautiful
Find information on the 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and U.S. territories. Learn official state names and their capitals, state symbols such as flags and mottoes, and interesting facts such as Tallest Buildings and Longest Tunnels.
AtoZ the World
Information about 175 countries including culture, history, customs, food, religion, maps, and other facts.
Biography in Context
Information about people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.
Country reports deliver an insider's perspective on daily life and culture, including the history, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people.
Lands and Peoples
Find information on the world's countries and their peoples, cultures, histories and current events. Includes maps, flags and photos.
Online language learning for children. English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
Advice, parent and educator guides and articles about screen time and social media.
Offers a telephone service for people in emotional distress. Includes Community Resources Online - a comprehensive directory to health care and childcare, job training, education and recreation, retirement, disability and social service information.
Washington Homeschool Organization
A non-profit membership organization that serves the diverse interests of home-based education in Washington State. WHO is non-partisan, non-sectarian, and non-discriminating in its views of home schooling and participation in its activities. Resources for Homeschooling in Washington State.