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December 19, 2014

Using the Library

Get Started : Telephone Circulation System (TeleCirc)

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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.

Telephone Circulation System (TeleCirc)

What is TeleCirc?

The Library's Telephone Circulation System - or TeleCirc - is available 24 hours a day to help you access your account information. It also sends you telephone messages about overdue items or items placed on hold that are ready for pick up.

 

How do I use it?

To call TeleCirc, have your Library card number and PIN ready, then call 206-386-9015. You can choose to use the system in Spanish or in English.

 

You can:

  • Renew items
  • Find out what holds are available for pickup
  • Learn if you have fines
  • Hear a list of items on loan and due dates

 

What if I'm not home when TeleCirc calls?

If you aren't available, you may get a partial message on your answering machine. If that happens, you can call TeleCirc at 206-386-9015 to check on your account.

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