Newspaper Databases

You can find newspaper content on both Westlaw and Lexis, as well as through databases available from the Lemieux Library. If you’re doing research on Washington history, however, you may want to use the Seattle Times archive from the Seattle Public Library. This archives includes the complete Seattle Times from 1895 to the present.


Local Music Streaming for Free

The Seattle Public Library is launching PlayBack, an online collection that showcases and shares current local music for free. They’re building the collection now (see their page if you want to submit an album for consideration); sometime in August around 100 albums by local artists will be available for free streaming.


Why the Seattle Public Library Surrendered Its Gun Ban

seattle-library-guns_0In November of last year the Seattle Public Library changed its policy banning guns in the library.  The ban originated in 2008 under Mayor Nickles  and had been in place since then.  Why the change?   (more…)


Friends of Seattle Public Library Book Sale

Seattle Public LibraryIf you’re looking to add to your collection, the Friends of Seattle Public Library book sale is coming up April 15-17. This is a great way to add variety to your shelves while helping support a great city resource.