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February 12, 2016


Central Library : OMA/LMN Concept Book

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All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 15.


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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.

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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