16 free resources from the Seattle Public Library

Check out museum passes, rent a music room, learn a new language, and more

Seattle Public Library Shelves

The library is more than just books, but we still can’t deny the beauty of such a large collection.

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When we say public libraries are magic, we’re not just speaking to bookworms. ✨

Outside of the endless shelves of printed knowledge, fantastical escapes, and harrowing journeys, the Seattle Public Library has also amassed a huge catalog of other offerings.

Here are some of the coolest resources the library for card holders — and some for those without one. Just a reminder: library cards are free.

On site delights

In addition to being insanely instagrammable, the library offers sweet amenities to those who step through its doors.

Make an appointment

The people at the library aren’t just there to help you find books. Try out:

Digital treats

Enjoy the academic bounties from home:

  • Learn a new language with free access to Mango.
  • Stream a movie or TV series with Kanopy or hoopla.
  • Download your favorite local bands’ music with PlayBack.

Take it home

Books aren’t the only thing you can check out. You can also reserve:

  • WiFi hotspots
  • Washington State Park Discover passes
  • Two museum or cultural organization tickets per month (go wave at Woodland Park Zoo’s zebras for free)

Getting down to business

Professionally minded individuals can benefit from:

No card needed

Little bit of a procrastinator? Here’s what you can enjoy without a library card.

Want more? The library has a list of even more resources on its blog.

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