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All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29.


Service interruption in the Library's Online Catalog – May 28 and May 29

The Library will be performing maintenance on our catalog starting at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 28 - 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 29. During this time, you will be able to search the Bibliocommons catalog, but will not be able to log in, place holds, renew items or use other catalog features. The former Library catalog (Horizon Information Portal), SPL Mobile, access to e-books, free music downloads and many databases and applications also will be unavailable.

Computer Classes

Computer Basics 1

Want to begin using a computer? Need practice using a mouse and keyboard? This class introduces first-time computer users to common computer terms and features.

Computer Basics 2

Learn the most common Microsoft Windows features, including toolbars, the scroll bar, and text boxes. This class includes a brief introduction to Word and Internet Explorer. Prerequisites: Computer Basics 1 or the ability to use a mouse.

Internet Basics 1

This class will introduce you to the Internet and explain the basic elements of a Web page. Learn about Web browsers and how to use links, the forward and back buttons, and how to find Web pages. The class includes a brief introduction to search engines and Web directories. Prerequisites: Computer Basics 2 or familiarity with Microsoft Windows.

Internet Basics 2

This class shows you how to find information on the Web. Learn how to use Web directories and search engines. Prerequisites: Internet Basics 1 or the ability to navigate a Web page.


Learn how to sign up for a free email account. We also will teach you basic email terms and how to read and send email. Prerequisites: Internet Basics 1 or the ability to use the Internet.

Web 2.0 Basics

Learn about blogs, wikis, Facebook and more. Prerequisites: Internet Basics 1 or the ability to use the Internet.



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