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December 21, 2014


Central Library : OMA/LMN Concept Book

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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.

Concept Book for the new Central Library

The "Concept Book," first presented at Seattle's Benaroya Hall on Dec. 15, 1999, reveals early ideas from the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) and LMN on the organization of different service functions in the new Central Library. The book is the result of OMA/LMN's initial work with the Library's comprehensive facilities program.


OMA/LMN Architects "Concept Book" (Opens a new window) December 1999

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