Library Collections & Services
The Shoreline Library serves the City of Shoreline and many surrounding communities. The large and wide-ranging library collection includes a variety of materials: books, books on CD, CDs, DVDs, newspapers, magazines, CD-ROMs, puppets, and financial newsletters.
Special collections in the library include new and interesting books, Large Print books, Consumer Information, a Career Center, City of Shoreline documents, a beginning readers collection for children, community information in the copy center, atlases, attractive book displays on a variety of topics, a collection for people who are learning English as a second language (ESL), and books, magazines and films in languages other than English (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese).
Shoreline Library is fully accessible, and has extraordinary public art on
The Shoreline Library has over 40 public access computers that offer Web access and Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Publisher. These computers are available for 120 minutes per day with limited free printing to individuals with a King County Library System library card. Additional computers in the library offer exclusive access to the library catalog and to all of the many KCLS databases. Librarians are available to help individuals use these resources. Patrons may reserve an internet computer by calling the library, 206-362-7550, or using the online Reserve a PC page from the KCLS website. There is a 10 minute grace period for reservations.
The Shoreline Library offers a wireless connection to our server for persons with laptops and other wireless devices.
Shoreline Library offers free computer classes on the Internet, Microsoft Word, and more. The schedule varies from month to month. Inquire at the Information Desk for dates and times or check here
The Shoreline Library offers programs for all ages, preschoolers, children, young adults and adults throughout the year. For information on current programs simply call 206-362-7550 or click here
1st and 3rd Thursday of each month
Volunteers from SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) are available by appointment to advise current and future small business owners. Please call the Shoreline Library, 206-362-7550, or stop at the Information desk to make an appointment.
1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month
Volunteers from SHIBA (Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors) will offer free individual counseling at the Shoreline Library. Please call the Shoreline Library, 206-362-7550, or stop at the Information desk to make an ap pointment.
Our large children’s collection also includes many non-fiction
books, books about real things to help you with homework, or if you are just
For parents and caregivers, the Shoreline library offers resources on parenting, home-school materials, a special collection to help you in selecting books for your child, a Child Care listings notebook, and more.
Our children’s area features two filtered Internet computers. Try out our web page for some great links to fun and informative sites for kids!
The children’s librarians offer story times for babies and children
aged 1 - 6 and their caregivers. They will schedule special story times for
day cares and for preschools and offer library tours for school groups by appointment.
Other free activities include performers and workshops that are fun for kids.
For a current schedule of programs call 206-362-7550 or click here
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Services for Teens
Shoreline Library has a special section for Young Adults (aged 12-18). Library materials include fiction and non-fiction books, paperbacks, magazines, Comics, books on tape and CD and Graphic Novels. Reading recommendations by peers and librarians are available. Volunteer opportunities for community service requirements are plentiful! Stop in and see what’s new.
Study Zone (Free Homework Help)
Need homework help? Get it at the library! Volunteers will be on hand to help students with their homework. No registration required.
Come to our free English conversation group! Practice speaking English in a fun, casual environment. No registration required. Come by yourself, or bring a friend!
Mondays at 7pm
Wednesdays at 10am
The Shoreline Library has two free meeting rooms. The larger room accommodates
approximately seventy people and the smaller room accommodates twenty people.
The meeting rooms can be scheduled, by members of the public who comply with
our meeting room policy, once every month and up
to two months in advance.
The Shoreline Library has two small study rooms available. Sign up at the reference desk for the current day in person or by phone. Individuals are limited to using the room to two hours a day.
November 16, 2012