The Seattle Public Library system
is closed Aug. 27 through Sept. 3
Library locations are closed Monday,
Aug. 27 through Sunday, Sept.
2 due to citywide budget cuts.
note: Monday, Sept. 3 is the Labor
Day holiday and all libraries
are closed. Regular Library operations will resume Tuesday,
Library services are unavailable
during the one-week closure. Learn
Electronic services available during the closure
online resources are available
for you to use remotely. Be aware that staff members are not available to help you use these services.
Go to a list of online services currently available
No Library computers are available
See a list of north, south and central Seattle locations with free Internet access.
systemwide closure will save approximately $613,000. The closure will mean salary reductions for nearly 620 employees who will not be paid during that week and who are taking cuts in their cost of living adjustments. In addition to the closure, the Library continues cuts to operating hours. More than half the Library's branches operate 35 hours a week. The Library is also operating with a reduced book budget. The $5 million budget for books and materials is 13% less than 2009.