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February 13, 2016

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Get Help : ADA / Special Services

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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.

ADA / Special Services

How does the Library help people with disabilities?

The Library makes every effort to accommodate all its patrons. Through the Library Equal Access Program (LEAP) we offer a range of services and adaptive equipment for people with special needs who are:



The Library fully complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides accommodations on request for physical access, communications or other needs that ensure our services, activities and employment are available to people with disabilities.


For help or more information, please:

Chat with a librarian

Chat with a librarian:
Online help from librarians around the country 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Or, use the box on the right to chat with our librarians from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.


email your question

Use the online form to send your questions, comments or suggestions. We will get back to you as soon as possible.


Telephone the Quick Information Center at 206-386-4636

Call LEAP at (V/TTY) 206-615-1380 or the Quick Information Center at 206-386-4636 or use Sprint Relay Online during the following hours:

  • 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday
  • Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday

Visit LEAP on Level 3, Central Library

In person:
Visit LEAP on Level 1, Central Library.


Are there other resources for people with disabilities?

Mobile Library Services can bring The Seattle Public Library to you! If you are a resident of Seattle and are unable to regularly visit a branch due to age, disability or an illness that keeps you at home for at least six months, Mobile Services can arrange for the delivery of Library items. For more information, call Mobile Services at 206-386-4636.


The Washington Talking Book & Braille Library (WTBBL)(Opens a new window) offers services to people throughout the state who are blind, deaf/blind, visually impaired, physically disabled, and learning disabled.

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