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November 26, 2015

Using the Library

Explore the Collection

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Library Closed Thursday, Nov. 26

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 26.

Explore the Collection

Are there really 2 million items in the Library collection?

Yes. People are often surprised by the number and different types of items available at the Library.


  • Books, DVDs & CDs
    Including books for children, teens and adults; books on tape and CD; films and music; comic books and graphic novels; and books in many languages and large print.




  • Online reference resources
    Magazines, newspapers and journals from around the world; encyclopedias and dictionaries; directories; and other reference materials.


  • Special Collections
    From photographs and paintings to autographs, maps and books that highlight the rich history and culture of our region
  • End of list


Please note:
The Library is not responsible for damage to electronic equipment belonging to patrons.

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