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December 17, 2017

Using the Library

Get Started : SPL Mobile App

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Library closed Dec. 24 and 25

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Christmas Eve, Sunday, Dec. 24 and Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25.

SPL Mobile App

Shutting Down SPL Mobile App

The Library will discontinue support of the SPL Mobile app at the end of January 2018 to make way for our mobile-friendly online catalog. You can now search our collection, place holds and manage your account directly through your mobile or desktop browser. Stay tuned for our all new, mobile-friendly website at spl.org in early 2018!

Here are some tips for finding and storing your barcode:

  • Log in to our online catalog and you can view your barcode number on the settings page; keep it in a notetaking app to easily copy and paste.
  • Take a photo of the barcode and store it on your phone to scan at checkout kiosks.

Access Your Library on Your Mobile Device

You can browse, place holds, make reading lists and more, all on your tablet or smartphone. Our catalog works well on mobile devices in standard browsers—no need to download an app. This is the easiest way to manage your Library account on a tablet or smartphone. Try it now!

Our Catalog on the Go

With our BiblioCommons catalog, the pages adjust to fit the screen of your smartphone or tablet. You can use our catalog on your mobile device to do almost anything you do on a desktop browser.

  • Search our catalog
  • Reserve items to pick up at your branch (place a hold)
  • Browse reading lists
  • Read reviews from other patrons and staff
  • See due dates for items you borrow

Create a shortcut link on your device

Follow the instructions below to create a shortcut link to the responsive mobile catalog on your smartphone or tablet.

Android

  1. Open the Chrome web browser
  2. Navigate to seattle.bibliocommons.com
  3. Tap on the "Add to Home screen" option
  4. Type in a name for the shortcut
  5. Tap on the "Add" link
  6. The shortcut is now on your home screen.

iPhone

  1. Open the Safari web browser
  2. Navigate to seattle.bibliocommons.com
  3. Tap on the "Share" icon in the browser
  4. Tap on the "Add to Home Screen" option
  5. (Optional) Type in a name for the shortcut
  6. Tap on the "Add" link
  7. The shortcut is now on your home screen.

Microsoft Windows phones

  1. Open the Internet Explorer web browser
  2. Navigate to seattle.bibliocommons.com
  3. Tap on the "..." link in the browser
  4. Tap on the "Pin to Start" option
  5. The shortcut is now on your home screen.

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