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February 12, 2016

Using the Library

Get Started : Valid Identification

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Alert

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.

Valid Identification

 

  • Identification used to get a library card must be current.
  • In most cases, the ID should have a pre-printed name and a signature or a pre-printed name and a picture, and be issued by a government agency, school, institution or business. 
  • Picture identification is required for all applications completed online through the Library's Web page.

 

Acceptable Identification includes, but is not limited to:

 

  • Washington State Driver's license
  • Washington State ID card:  issued by the Dept. of Motor Vehicles  
  • Out of State driver's license
  • Out of State identification card: issued by the Dept. of Motor Vehicles  
  • Foreign driver's license
  • United States or foreign passport
  • Alien registration card
  • Employee identification card or badge
  • Military or Merchant Marine identification
  • Credit or debit card--with signature
  • School identification card
  • Voter's registration card
  • Birth certificate--original or certified copy only
  • Washington State vehicle registration
  • Organization membership cards (For young adults below grade 12)
  • Bus pass--with photo
  • Emergency Services/Day Center/Night Center identification

 

 

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