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November 19, 2017

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Leaders & Organizations : Friends of The Seattle Public Library

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Service interruption in the Library's Online Catalog - Nov. 19

Between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19, our Bibliocommons catalog will be unavailable for up to two hours for system maintenance. During that time, please use our classic catalog.

Library Closed Thursday, Nov. 23

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 23.

About The Friends of The Seattle Public Library

The Friends of The Seattle Public Library is a nonprofit, grassroots membership group dedicated to promoting Seattle's Library system, which is an essential institution of our community.

Volunteer members advocate for, educate about, and raise funds on behalf of the Library. The Friends raise funds to be used by The Seattle Public Library for activities not ordinarily covered under the Library's operating budget since ongoing Library operations are paid for by city of Seattle tax dollars and are the responsibility of our city government.

The Friends serve the wider community through online sales(Opens a new window) and Book Sales(Opens a new window) throughout the year. For information on how to donate books, click here(Opens a new window).

The Friends operate a well-stocked FriendShop(Opens a new window) in Seattle's spectacular downtown Central Library.

For more information about the Friends of The Seattle Public Library, please visit its website at The Seattle Public Library is not responsible for the content of, exercises no control over, and is not responsible for the views that may be expressed on the Friends website.

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