Library Closed Monday, May 29
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.
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
The Library is not responsible for damage to electronic equipment belonging to patrons.