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December 22, 2014

Using the Library

Explore the Collection : Books, DVDs & CDs

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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.

Books, DVDs & CDs

Which items from the collection can I take home?

  • Books
  • DVDs and videos
  • Music CDs
  • Audio books on tape and CD
  • Music scores
  • Large print books

 

How can I get suggestions for books I will enjoy?

 

What kind of DVDs and videos will I find?

The collection has thousands of DVDs and videos including:

  • New releases, feature films and classics
  • Films for families and children
  • Popular TV series
  • Documentary, independent and foreign films
  • Animation, anime and cartoons
  • Educational "how-to" and exercise videos

 

What type of music CDs do you have?

The Library has thousands of music items on CD, including:

  • Classical music, jazz, musicals and soundtracks
  • Rock, hip-hop and pop
  • International, Latin, new age, folk
  • Music for children

 

What if the Library does not have what I am looking for?

You may submit a Purchase Suggestion or request an Interlibrary Loan.

 

Please note:
The Library is no longer collecting VHS videos and books on tape.

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