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Staying Home?

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There’s no need to leave the house to visit the Library! We have digital media and online resources available to access for free from anywhere with your Library card.

Want e-books but don’t have a Seattle Public Library card? No problem: You can now sign up instantly to receive access to e-books and e-audiobooks through OverDrive. You must be 13 or older and have access to a mobile phone.

Upcoming Virtual Events

  • Instant Digital Library Card

    Instant Digital Library Card

    Want e-books but don’t have a Seattle Public Library card? No problem: You can now sign up instantly to receive access to e-books and e-audiobooks through OverDrive. You must be 13 or older and have access to a mobile phone.

    Get Instant Access

  • Adults 50+

    Adults 50+

    Join us for online conversations and activities for adults 50+. We are partnering with SilverKite to offer online art and creativity workshops for adults 50+. Join us for arts and crafts, dance and Civic Coffee Hour for older adults.

    Explore Programs for Adults 50+

  • Digital Magazines & Newspapers

    Digital Magazines & Newspapers

    Read the latest articles from magazines and newspapers from around the world, will access to full articles and no pay walls.

    Explore Digital Magazines & Newspapers

  • E-books and E-Audiobooks

    E-books and E-Audiobooks

    Download great books to listen to or read on your device.

    Explore E-books and E-Audiobooks

  • Digital Magazines & Newspapers

    Virtual English Circle

    Practice your English in our free, online conversation groups for English-learners of all levels.

    Explore Virtual English Circle Classes

  • Virtual Financial Literacy Month

    Virtual Financial Literacy Month

    We are partnering with BetterInvesting Puget Sound to offer online workshops on financial literacy. Learn the basics of investing, how to plan for retirement and more.

    Explore Virtual Financial Literacy Month Events

  • Digital Magazines & Newspapers

    Virtual Library to Business

    Schedule a 1:1 virtual appointment to get help with your business. Business librarians can help you navigate SBA loans and more.

    Make a Business Appointment

  • by LinkedIn by LinkedIn

    Learn a new skill at your own pace, with thousands of courses covering animation, audio, video, business skills, marketing, design, photography, programming and much more.

    Explore by LinkedIn

  • Mango Languages

    Mango Languages

    Want to improve your conversation skills in another language? This interactive tool offers more than 70 languages, including English, for children and adults.

    Explore Mango Languages

  • Microsoft Certification Exam Prep

    Microsoft Imagine Academy

    We are partnering with Washington State Library to offer free MOS, MTA, and MTC certification exams as a part of the Microsoft Imagine Academy program

    For a limited time, exams are being offered virtually as Exams from Home (in person exams are not currently available) - please read  Certiport’s Test Candidate Guide to ensure your device meets the technical requirements.

    Explore Microsoft Imagine Academy

  • Movies & TV

    Movies & TV

    Stream classic films, new favorites, documentaries and kids’ movies, or binge watch a TV series. We offer several streaming platforms that are free to use with your Library card.

    Explore Movies & TV

  • Music


    Discover a new local band from PlayBack, or stream music by thousands of artists on one of our music services. Tracks are available to download and keep with your Library card.

    Explore Music

  • Podcasts


    Even if you are not able to go to a Library event right now, we have years of event recordings in our podcast archives for you to enjoy from home.

    Explore Podcasts

  • Your Next 5 Books

    Your Next 5 Books

    Our librarians are available for reading recommendations. Just let us know what you like to read, and we’ll send you a personalized reading list. 

    Explore Your Next 5 Books

  • Your Next Job

    Your Next Job

    Get free one-on-one help with your job and unemployment questions by phone, online or text messaging. We can help you with basic technology skills, getting started with unemployment, help you learn new skills or apply for your next job.

    Explore Your Next Job

  • Your Next Skill

    Your Next Skill

    Get a personalized learning plan for any new skill or hobby, with plenty of options for online learning.

    Explore Your Next Skill

Digital Resources for Kids & Families

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Kids staying home from school? We have online resources to keep kids learning and entertained. Access is free from anywhere with your Library card.

Find out more about our Online Resources & Databases for Students

  • Bookflix


    Animated stories and interactive games keep young readers engaged and help build vocabulary.

    Explore Bookflix

  • Exploration Guides

    Exploration Guides

    Let your curiosity take charge and jump into our Exploration Guides for youth, filled with videos, podcasts, art, e-books, and more! Step back in time through one of Seattle’s historic neighborhoods, take up urban gardening, or soar over the city's skyline with Seattle’s birds– all from home! We create new Exploration Guides each week, and they are all specially crafted by Library staff topic experts for youth in elementary, middle and high school. What will you explore next?

    Discover Exploration Guides

  • Hoopla Digital Comics

    Hoopla Digital Comics

    Read digital comics and graphic novels on your computer, phone or tablet.

    Explore Hoopla Digital Comics

  • Kanopy Kids

    Kanopy Kids

    Kanopy offers children’s programming with Kanopy Kids. Browse educational and engaging videos for children of all ages.

    Explore Kanopy Kids

  • Library Link

    Library Link

    Many Seattle Public Schools students can access our online resources without signing up for a Library card.

    Explore Library Link

  • Remote Learning Resources

    Remote Learning Resources

    Find resources for kids who are attending school at home or engaged in remote learning. We have collected links to remote learning resources for pre-K through high school students, available through the Library as well as other organizations.

    Explore Remote Learning Resources

  • Virtual Story Time/ Play & Learn

    Virtual Story Time/ Play & Learn

    Our children's librarians are keeping kids entertained and learning online! Join us for a Virtual Story Time or Play & Learn meetup for kids up to about five years old.

    Explore Virtual Kids' Events

  • Student Research

    Student Research

    Access online resources to research your school projects from anywhere with your Library card.

    Explore Student Research

  • TumbleBook Library


    Help your child build reading, math and language skills for free with this fun collection of animated, talking picture books for preschool and elementary-age children. Includes some books in French and Spanish.

    Explore TumbleBooks

  • Virtual Tutoring

    Virtual Tutoring

    K – 12 students in Seattle can get free virtual tutoring from with a Library card or Library Link number.

    Explore Virtual Tutoring

  • Virtual World Language Story Time

    Virtual World Language Story Time

    Enjoy Story Time in Mandarin and Spanish with your kids.

    Explore Virtual Spanish Story Time videos / Hora de cuentos en español

    Explore Virtual Mandarin Story Time videos / 网上中文故事会

Recursos en línea (opciones en español)

  • Libros electrónicos y audiolibros
  • Periódicos actuales e históricos
  • Aprendizaje en línea
  • Revistas y periódicos digitales
  • Música, películas y programas de televisión para descargar o transmitir
  • Herramientas de investigación para la escuela o el trabajo