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February 13, 2016

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Library Closed Monday, Feb. 15

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 15.

 

Possible service interruption in online Library services Feb. 13 - 14

The Library will be performing maintenance on our network. While we are not expecting service interruptions during this period, there might be brief interruptions in online services. You will be able to search the Bibliocommons catalog, but may not be able to log in, place holds, renew items or use other catalog features. The former Library catalog (Horizon Information Portal) may experience outages as well. SPL Mobile, access to e-books, free music downloads and many databases and applications also may be affected.

Special Collections Online

The Seattle Public Library offers special collections both online and in person at the Library.

 

Online collections feature digitized materials selected from the Library's special collections, including historical photographs, documents, city directories, and much more.


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Special Collections at the Library

 

Special collections at the Central Library include The Aviation History Collection, The Genealogy Collection, The Seattle Collection and The Albert Balch Autograph Collection.

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The African-American Collection includes material on the African-American experience in the United States, especially in the Northwest, and is located at the Douglass-Truth Branch.

GoMore about the African-American Collection at the Douglass-Truth Branch