Delayed opening at Library branches
Due to the weather, all Library branches will open at noon today. Central Library will open today at regular time - 10 a.m.
OverDrive ebook issues
Some patrons report seeing incorrect ebook holds and checkouts. Please log out and back in to clear. If you are consistently seeing incorrect ebook entries please report to Ask a Librarian. We are working with OverDrive to resolve this issue.
The Library's Website may experience brief outages
On Sunday, Dec. 11, from 4 a.m. to noon, the Library's website may experience brief intermittent outages due to scheduled server maintenance.
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Article & Database Help
Books, Movies & Music
Find out about new and popular books, CDs, and DVDs that The Seattle Public Library owns. Includes the New York Times Bestsellers list and reading lists created by staff and NextReads.
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.
Book group resource that provides nearly 1,000 guides from a variety of publishers. Searchable by author, title and subject.
A blog created and maintained by the staff of The Seattle Public Library. Read any good books lately? We invite you to share your own favorite reads and other enthusiasms.
Digital Books & Media
The Seattle Public Library offers a variety of digital audiobook, ebook, video and music services. Access these services 24/7 using a computer and your Seattle Public Library card number and PIN.
Read travel books online or download sections. Always available, no due dates. Includes titles from "Rough Guides" and "Eyewitness Guides."
The Library of Congress
Catalog, online exhibits, Historic maps, photos, documents, audio, video and more from the world's largest library.
University of Washington Libraries
Library catalog, digital resources and more. You do not need to be affiliated with the University in order to use their resources in person.
Citation & Writing Guides
A collection of citation, grammar and style guides maintained by the University of Washington Libraries.
Richard Hugo House
Seattle center for the literary arts that supports writers of all ages and backgrounds and promotes the creation of new writing. Programs, writing classes and more.