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December 21, 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.

Mobile Library Services



Mobile Library Services provides access to Seattle Public Library items for people who cannot reach the Library because of age, disability, or illness.


  • ChildrenSeattle's Children
    Bookmobiles visit eligible fulltime, year-round childcare centers and other special daycare centers throughout the city.
  • Seattle's Older Residents
    Bookmobiles bring library items to people living in retirement homes, nursing homes and other types of housing where there are people who cannot visit the Library because of age or physical disability.
  • Bookmobiles bring library items to Seattle's older residentsSeattle's Disabled Residents
    Bookmobiles visit nursing homes, and other types of housing for people with physical disabilities or other special needs.
  • Seattle's Homebound Residents
    Mobile Library Services, through the Home Service program, will deliver library items directly to a person's home. Any Seattle resident who is homebound for six months or longer because of illness or physical disability may apply for service. Mobile Services, through the Books By Mail program, will also mail library items to people who qualify for the Home Service program.

To request service, contact the Library at 206-386-4636 or email Ask a Librarian.


Mobile Library Services' bookmobile runs may vary or be cancelled during holiday periods; please call 206-386-4636 for schedules.


Mobile Library Services Eligibility Criteria


For services outside of Seattle city limits, see the Traveling Library Center(Opens offered through the King County Library System.


To contact the Library about Mobile Services, call 206-386-4636.