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August 31, 2015

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Library Closed Monday, Sept. 7

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7.

The Seattle Public Library

Our Vision for Seattle

A city where imagination and opportunity thrive.


Our Mission

The Seattle Public Library brings people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and build community.


Service Priorities

Youth and early learning
Support early learning and the joy of reading through our collections and resources, services, programs and partnerships.

Technology and access
Enhance technology to provide discoverability and increased access to materials, information, services and interactive experiences.


Community engagement
Engage with our communities through outreach, partnerships and programming that connect the Library with patrons in meaningful ways.


Seattle culture and history
Capture and cultivate a rich recorded history of Seattle, making our unique heritage available to our communities.


Re-imagined spaces
Create new uses for Library spaces, in keeping with the changing needs of Library patrons, services, programming and interests.


Read the complete Strategic Plan


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