FOLLOWUP: Seattle Public Library restoring e-book access

Two and a half weeks into its technology crisis, the Seattle Public Library has big news this afternoon:

The Library is very happy to share that we have reached another important milestone in our recovery from a recent cybersecurity event. On Thursday, June 13 at 12 p.m. (noon), patrons will once again have access to the Library’s digital book collection through OverDrive and Libby.

The full announcement is here, including this caveat:

Please note that the Library has been unable to purchase new titles since prior to our technology outage. As a result:

*No titles published since May 21 will be available in our collection.
*Wait times may be longer than normal
*You may encounter some titles that have no copies available.

Here’s SPL’s newest update on where everything else stands.

6 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Seattle Public Library restoring e-book access"

  • onion June 12, 2024 (5:32 pm)

    Hurray!! This is great news. Kudos to the IT people who have been working doggedly to restore the library’s systems. And thanks to all of the dedicated SPL staff. I hope this attack did not compromise your personal employee data.

  • Rocky bullwinkle June 12, 2024 (10:19 pm)

    My libby still not verifying my library card. Whoa is me!

    • Rusty June 13, 2024 (3:13 am)

      It says Thursday 12pm access will be restored. Try again then. 

    • Sam Walker June 13, 2024 (4:45 am)

      Probably won’t work until access is restored after 12:00 pm (noon) today.

  • IMHO June 13, 2024 (12:56 pm)

    Hoot hoot  ebooks we’re back!!!kudos library folks👏

  • Cecily Nagel June 13, 2024 (5:57 pm)

    Thank you! I am sure this has been frustrating for you all. Appreciate your work!

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