Library Closed Thursday, Nov. 23
All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 23.
Service interruption in the Library's Online Catalog – Nov. 22
The Library will be performing maintenance on our catalog 8 and 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22. 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.
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- Listen to award-winning authors talk about their books
- Get homework help in English or Spanish
- Learn to use a computer
- Enjoy a story time with your toddler
- Get help with literacy or English as a Second Language.
- Ask a Librarian by phone, email or online chat 24/7
... and much, much more!
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