Library Closed Monday, Feb. 15
All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 15.
Possible service interruption in online Library services Feb. 13 - 14
The Library will be performing maintenance on our network. While we are not expecting service interruptions during this period, there might be brief interruptions in online services. You will be able to search the Bibliocommons catalog, but may not be able to log in, place holds, renew items or use other catalog features. The former Library catalog (Horizon Information Portal) may experience outages as well. SPL Mobile, access to e-books, free music downloads and many databases and applications also may be affected.
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Article & Database Help
Safari Books Online
Improve your computer and business skills. Access more than 2,000 digital books on computing, databases, programming, Web design and more.
Earthquake Engineering Resource Center
The National Information Service for Earthquake Engineering. Includes, images, movies, data, article abstracts, and information on earthquakes and earthquake engineering.
A large resource guide that includes up-to-date environmental information and news. Links to hundreds of environmental organizations worldwide.
Puget Sound Clean Air Agency
This agency works in partnership with the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Washington State Department of Ecology on clean air issues. The site includes information on programs, activities, public hearings and more.
Birds of North America Online
Find information for over 700 species of birds nesting in the USA and Canada. Includes image and video galleries showing behaviors, habitat, nests, eggs, and nestlings, as well as recordings of bird songs and calls.
How Stuff Works
Clear, reliable, and brief explanations about how things work. Includes sections for science, computers, technology, and more.
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.
NOAA Tides and Currents
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's collection of oceanographic and meteorological data (historical and real-time), predictions, and forecasts. Includes tide predictions for Seattle.
Science in Washington State
Information about the water, biology, energy, and mineral resources in the State of Washington. From the U.S. Geological Survey.
A gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results.
National Weather Service
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service Web page with weather warnings, forecasts, satellite images, and more.
Weather and Climate Data
From the University of Washington Department of Atmospheric Sciences. Includes forecasts, mountain pass reports, weather discussions, and links to other regional sites.