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.
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Article & Database Help
Compilation of ranking services, with extensive reviews of such services. From the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Education and Social Science Library.
Information on college planning for students, parents and educators. Includes SAT registration. In English and en español.
Washington Colleges and Universities
Learn about Washington state's public and private colleges, universities, community and technical colleges, and career schools. Compiled by the Washington Student Achievement Council.
WOIS/The Career Information System
Washington state information on current salaries, educational programs, schools and training requirements for various occupations. Includes tools to help you choose a career. Remote access is available - call Quick Information at 206-386-4636 for login information.
Access Program for Older Adults
University of Washington program that waives tuition for Washington residents sixty years or older who wish to attend classes as auditing students.
Travel and educational opportunities for those 55 and older.
Seattle Public Library's Teen Web page.
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.
Gates Millennium Scholars
Provides grants for higher education to outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander Americans, and Hispanic American students.
Financial planning and education loans explained.
Stim Bullitt Civic Courage Scholarship
For high school seniors and undergraduate students who live, work or attend school in Seattle. Write an essay about an individual or group of individuals from Washington state who have demonstrated civic courage on an issue of importance to the community at great personal, political or professional risk. Offered by Seattle Public Library Foundation.
WashBoard.org: Washington Scholarship Coalition
The Washington Scholarship Coalition (WSC) is a public/private partnership that includes nonprofit organizations, private foundations and state agencies committed to increasing access to scholarships and financial aid for Washington students.
Washington State Opportunity Scholarship
Businesses and the Washington State Legislature have joined forces to fulfill the promise of better education and career opportunities for Washington students in STEM and the Health Care field through scholarships.
COMPASS Test Update
The COMPASS placement test has been discontinued nationwide as of November 30, 2016, and is no longer available. New placement tests replaced the COMPASS test at Seattle Central December 1, 2016.
Online learning with test preparation guides for the ASVAB, GED, GRE, SAT, TOEFL and U.S. Citizenship. Learn software, skills for career advancement, and more.
Seattle Central - Placement Testing
New placement tests at the Seattle Central Wonderlic Basic Skills Test/WBST Practice Test A for for English Language, College Success Test for ESL/English for non-native speakers--and Math--ALEKS PPL