Changes to hold times and account suspensions on May 23 - Hold times and account suspension timelines were extended during the Library's Covid-19 systemwide reopening. Starting Monday, May 23, the Library will return the maximum hold time for items from 14 days to 7 days. Scheduled Library closures do not count toward the 7 day hold limit. The Library will also return to suspending accounts for items that remain overdue after 14 days. The Seattle Public Library offers fine-free borrowing. Suspended accounts are reactivated once items are returned.
Restorative Justice is the commitment to build a beloved and loving community that is sustainable and growing. Empathy is one's ability to connect with others by building relationships built on mutual trust and understanding. Loving Engagement is the commitment to practice justice, liberation, and peace.