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December 9, 2016

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Delayed opening at Library branches

Due to the weather, all Library branches will open at noon today. Central Library will open today at regular time - 10 a.m.

OverDrive ebook issues

Some patrons report seeing incorrect ebook holds and checkouts. Please log out and back in to clear. If you are consistently seeing incorrect ebook entries please report to Ask a Librarian. We are working with OverDrive to resolve this issue.

The Library's Website may experience brief outages

On Sunday, Dec. 11, from 4 a.m. to noon, the Library's website may experience brief intermittent outages due to scheduled server maintenance.

Pay a Fine / Fee

How can I pay my fine or fee?

There are three ways to pay a fine/fee.

Online - Use your credit card, debit card or PayPal account to pay online.

Pay online now

Things you need to know:

  • Credit and debit card payments are made through PayPal, but you don't need a PayPal account to make a payment.
  • There is no service charge, but a minimum payment of $1 is required.
  • Payments will be applied to your Library account immediately.
  • Payments for computer printing can be added to your Library card.
  • Ask a Librarian if you experience problems with an online payment.
  • Credit card payments are not accepted in person or by phone.


In person - Pay by cash, check or money order at any location of The Seattle Public Library during regular operating hours.

Mail - Mail check/money order to: Attention Borrower Payments, The Seattle Public Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle, WA 98104. Include your Library card number so your account is credited. You will receive a receipt in the mail.


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