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December 9, 2016

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Get Started : Update to reciprocal use agreement

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Delayed opening at Library branches

Due to the weather, all Library branches will open at noon today. Central Library will open today at regular time - 10 a.m.
 

OverDrive ebook issues

Some patrons report seeing incorrect ebook holds and checkouts. Please log out and back in to clear. If you are consistently seeing incorrect ebook entries please report to Ask a Librarian. We are working with OverDrive to resolve this issue.
 

The Library's Website may experience brief outages

On Sunday, Dec. 11, from 4 a.m. to noon, the Library's website may experience brief intermittent outages due to scheduled server maintenance.

Revised Reciprocal Use Agreement between King County Library System and The Seattle Public Library

Effective June 1, 2015, Seattle residents have broader access to King County Library System print and electronic resources.

 

Seattle residents who register for a KCLS card may:

  • Place up to 10 physical items on hold
  • Check out up to 100 physical items
  • Place up to 10 holds on e-books and e-audiobooks
  • Check out up to 20 e-books and e-audiobooks
  • Return KCLS books to any location of The Seattle Public Library

 

Residents of the KCLS service area continue to have access to all services of The Seattle Public Library.


The boards of trustees from both library systems approved the new agreement after a year-long analysis on usage trends. The two library systems have had a reciprocal use agreement in place since 1979. The new agreement will be reviewed annually.

 

 

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