Library closed Dec. 24 and 25
All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24 and Christmas Day Thursday, Dec. 25.
Service interruption in the Library's Online Catalog - Jan. 1
Between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 1, the Library will be upgrading its electrical power system. During the upgrade, you will be able to search the catalog, but won't be able to log in, place holds, renew items or use other catalog features. The former Library catalog (Horizon Information Portal) will not be available at all. SPL Mobile, access to e-books, free music downloads and many databases and applications also will be unavailable.
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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.
Online Homework Help for K-12 Students
Use your library card to get free online homework help from expert tutors in math, science, English and social studies. Available in English seven days a week from 1 p.m. - 10 p.m. Tutors are not available on holidays but you still have access to online resources and tests. Online Homework Help disponible en español 1 p.m. - 10 p.m. siete días a la semana.
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.
A Web directory and search engine created by librarians.