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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.

Explore the Collection

Are there really 2 million items in the Library collection?

Yes. People are often surprised by the number and different types of items available at the Library.

 

  • Books, DVDs & CDs
    Including books for children, teens and adults; books on tape and CD; films and music; comic books and graphic novels; and books in many languages and large print.

 

 

 

  • Online reference resources
    Magazines, newspapers and journals from around the world; encyclopedias and dictionaries; directories; and other reference materials.

 

  • Special Collections
    From photographs and paintings to autographs, maps and books that highlight the rich history and culture of our region
  • End of list

 

Please note:
The Library is not responsible for damage to electronic equipment belonging to patrons.

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