Microsoft Grants New Software Licenses to the Library

In 2016, Microsoft made a generous donation of computer software licenses to the Library through The Seattle Public Library Foundation. The grant will allow the 625 public computers throughout the Library to be upgraded to Windows 10 and Office 2016. It will also improve the Library’s internal computer operations, making its systems faster, more stable, and more secure.

Use of the Library’s public computers is projected to reach more than 1.2 million sessions in 2017. With these upgrades, patrons will be able to learn and use the full functionality of Microsoft computers and the latest Office products — skills that are necessary to be part of today’s workforce.
Our thanks to Microsoft for this amazing gift that will empower so many people in our community!