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