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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.

iPod Classic, iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle

iPod Classic, iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle

iPod Classic users have access to online content including: audiobooks and music.

 

OverDrive E-book Collection

 

Read these overviews to get started:

 

Download to Windows PC or Mac Computer and transfer to iPod Instructions opens in a new window

Audiobook formats: MP3

  1. Download the OverDrive Media Console to your computeropens in a new window
  2. Log into your library account
  3. Find an audiobook you want and check it out
    (You may need to place a hold on popular items)
  4. Click on the Download button and choose the MP3 format. The book will download to the OverDrive Media Console
  5. Transfer to an iPod, by plugging your device into your computer via its USB cable, and clicking on the Transfer button in the OverDrive Media Console

Note: MP3 audiobooks can be returned early from the OverDrive Media Console on a PC but not on a Mac computer

  

 

OverDrive - more details:

  • May require placing a hold
  • Check out up to 25 items
  • Keep items for up to 3 weeks: can return MP3 audiobooks early
  • No overdue fines 

 

Browse the OverDrive collectionopens in a new window

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Freegal Music Collection

 

Browse the Freegal Music Collectionopens in a new window

 

  • Music format: MP3 and streaming
  • No software required
  • Download 5 songs per week
  • Stream 3 hours per day
  • Music files never expire
  • Works with PC and Mac
  • Transfer to most devices
  • Includes Sony Music catalog with thousands of artists  

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Playback Music Collection

 

Browse the Playback Music Collectionopens in a new window

 

  • New Seattle music picked by a jury of local experts
  • Free to download and keep with your library card
  • Free to stream for anyone, anywhere
  • No software required
  • Music files never expire
  • Works with PC and Mac
  • Transfer to most devices
  • 100 artists added to the collection each year
  • Artists can submit their work during two open submission periods each year
  • Artists selected receive a $200 honorarium
  • Learn more here
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