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December 20, 2014


Southwest Branch : Feature Detail

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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.

Library Elf

Keep track of your library materials

You love to read. You check things out all the time, possibly from a few different libraries. Remembering what's due when & where can be a headache! Want some help? Library Elf is a free notification service that gives a daily snapshot of what's due, overdue and ready for pickup.


Library Elf allows you to keep track of multiple library accounts and it lets you set up reminder notices whenever you want to receive them. The reminders can be via text message, RSS feed, iCal or email. You can even add library accounts from other systems!


Another feature of Library Elf is that you can set up return reminders and receive overdue notices for all of your family's books -- all from one Library Elf account.


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Once you've signed up with your Seattle Public Library account, you can add accounts from participating libraries across Washington:

  • Anacortes Public Library
  • Bellingham Public Library
  • Burlington Public Library
  • Camas Public Library
  • Ellensburg Public Library
  • Jefferson County Library
  • King County Library System
  • Mid-Columbia Library
  • Mount Vernon City Library
  • Neill Public Library
  • North Central Regional Library
  • North Olympic Library System
  • Pierce County Public Library
  • Richland Public Library
  • San Juan Island Library
  • Sno-Isle Libraries
  • Timberland Regional Library
  • Whatcom County Library System

Please note: The Seattle Public Library will continue to send you notices as we've done in the past. Library Elf notices and alerts are available as an additional service and are completely opt-in.

Southwest Branch
9010 35th Ave. S.W.
Seattle, WA 98126



10 am - 8 pm


10 am - 8 pm


10 am - 8 pm


10 am - 8 pm


10 am - 6 pm


10 am - 6 pm


1 pm - 5 pm

Regional Manager:
Jane Appling

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