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
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
The finding tool for federal publications that includes descriptive records for historical and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online.
Contacting the Congress
Detailed contact information for reaching members of Congress and their staff, including offices, email addresses, Web sites and biographies.
Search for past and present Federal Specifications. Important: read the information in red on how to search the database.
Forms from the Feds
A guide to commonly requested downloadable federal government forms from the University of Memphis Libraries.
Frequently Requested County Records
A guide for locating King County records. Includes information on Court - Legal, Legislative, Licenses - Certificates - Permits, Property - Land, Election, Police, Tax and Personal Records (such as birth and death certificates).
Locate reports from the Congressional Research Service on a variety of topics relevant to current political events.
The U.S. Government's official Web portal.
Online legal resource center. Includes codes, forms, jobs, organization directories, technology and software. In English and en español.
Articles in law reviews and journals, specialty law and bar association journals and legal newspapers.
Northwest Justice Project
Self-help legal information, civil legal services for low-income people, and links to other local legal resources.
A guide to civil legal resources in Washington State. Information on legal problems, with instructions and forms. In English and en español.
From the U.S. Census Bureau, find population, housing, economic, and geographic data.
Gateway to statistics from over 100 federal agencies.
Find statistics about countries or to compare countries worldwide. Uses a variety of sources to provide a searchable database of national statistics.
Online tax preparation and filing, by a non-profit organization, the Legal Aid Society of Orange County, as a tool to help those eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other tax credits file their taxes without being charged excessive fees. In English and en español.
Find Your Legislator
Find your legislative district, statewide and congressional district maps, and information about your legislator.
King County Elections
How to vote, absentee ballot form, voter pamphlets, lists of candidates who have filed, election results and more.
Living Voters Guide
Online interactive voters guide to share and explore positions on Washington statewide ballot measures.
Project Vote Smart
National coverage of candidates, campaign finances, issues, special interest groups.