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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.

News Coverage of Central Library

A list of news coverage of the Central Library before and after the May 23, 2004 grand opening, sorted by type - national/international news, trade publications and local news:


(Note that some media sources may require users to register before viewing online articles. )


NATIONAL / INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Best of the Decade: Architecture(Opens a new window)
The Washington Post, December 27, 2009


What happens when architecture pays attention to its surroundings (and when it doesn't)(Opens a new window)
Slate, May 16, 2007


Deborah Jacobs is no ordinary librarian, and her Seattle masterpiece is no ordinary library (Opens a new window)
World Magazine, March 24, 2007


Seattle library a monument to form, function(Opens a new window)
The Toronto Star, Jan. 20, 2007


Innovation, simplicity, and sizzle on the West Coast: Europeans put imaginative stamp on three designs (Opens a new window)
The Boston Globe, June 18, 2006


Libraries that dazzle? Check these out (Opens a new window)
VIA Magazine, November 2005


Seattle still percolates behind this artful project(Opens a new window)
The Boston Globe, Aug. 21, 2005


Best Architecture 2004 (Opens a new window)
Time Magazine, December 2004


Seattle Library Is One for the Books(Opens a new window)
National Public Radio, May 23, 2004


The Library That Puts on Fishnets and Hits the Disco (Opens a new window)
New York Times, May 16, 2004


TRADE PUBLICATIONS

After Seattle(Opens a new window)
Library Journal, Aug. 15, 2005


The Recipe for Ground Zero projects is in Seattle Library(Opens a new window).
Reprinted from Engineering News-Record(Opens a new window), copyright The McGraw-Hill Companies Inc., May 16, 2005, All rights reserved


Seattle's Eccentric 'Book Behemoth' Shatters Stereotypes(Opens a new window)
Reprinted from Engineering News-Record(Opens a new window), copyright The McGraw-Hill Companies Inc., Nov. 3, 2003, All rights reserved.


LOCAL NEWS

Seattle Public Library celebrates "Libraries For All"(Opens a new window)
The Seattle Times, Sept. 12, 2008


My Five Favorite American Buildings(Opens a new window)
The Stranger, Feb. 15, 2007


Central Library, Safeco Field make list of American's favorite buildings(Opens a new window)
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Feb. 15, 2007.


Smooching in the stacks(Opens a new window)
The Seattle Times, Feb. 11, 2007


Seattle tourist boom! Record number of visitors pouring in(Opens a new window)
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, July 25, 2006


Architecture critic raves about Central Library (Opens a new window)
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Nov. 4, 2005


New piece for Central Library pushes art to the technical edge(Opens a new window)
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Sept. 13, 2005


On Architecture: New library is defining Seattle's urban vitality(Opens a new window)
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, June 28, 2005


Book lovers, tourists find haven of light at Seattle Public Library(Opens a new window)
The Seattle Times, May 22, 2005


Library use soars at new building(Opens a new window)
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Sept. 13, 2004


On many levels, Seattle's new library is a hit(Opens a new window)
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, May 24, 2004


Library's champion didn't live to see it shining in the sun(Opens a new window)
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, May 24, 2004


Patrons flock to Central Library grand opening(Opens a new window)
The Seattle Times, May 24, 2004


The library Rem Koolhaas almost didn't get the chance to design(Opens a new window)
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, May 23, 2004


A moment with ... Joshua Ramus, architect(Opens a new window)
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, May 22, 2004


Getting to know the new Central Library(Opens a new window) (Includes virtual tour)
The Seattle Times, May 16, 2004


Brutal beauty: Seattle's new library is a marriage of civic splash and practical intimacy(Opens a new window)
The Seattle Times, Pacific Northwest, April 25, 2004


The Central Library move is on -- with a plan mapped out to the letter (Opens a new window)
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, April 9, 2004


Deference to nature keeps Seattle from becoming world-class city(Opens a new window)
By Jonathan Raban
The Seattle Times, Editorials and Opinions, April 4, 2004


Design Perspectives: Expectations bloom in Seattle this spring(Opens a new window)
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, March 24, 2004


Public display of affection; the new public library Is important (Opens a new window)
The Stranger, March 17, 2004


New Seattle Central Library is on the cutting edge of technological advances(Opens a new window)
Seattle Post Intelligencer, Feb. 24, 2004


Central Library design is an open book(Opens a new window).
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, Feb. 4, 2004

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