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December 19, 2014

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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


Directories (Search)



Internet Public Library Index

A directory of Web sites selected by librarians.



Image Search



AP Images
The Associated Press's history of the world in photographs from the 1840s to as recent as a minute ago.

Google Image Search
One of the most comprehensive image searches.

Local History Images
The Seattle Public Library's links to regional history photograph collections.



Search Engines



Microsoft's search engine includes news, free email, and other features.

The world's most popular search engine includes special searching tools such as Google Book full text search, Google Scholar search for academic articles and papers, Google Earth geographic searching and more. Includes language translation.

Popular search engine that includes a directory and specialized searches. News, financial information, email and more.



Search Engines for Kids



A Web directory and search engine created by librarians.


Library resource - may require a Library card and PIN.

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Available only in Library locations

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