The legendary architecture and design that make the Seattle Public Library’s central branch a standout cultural landmark also reflects the institution’s role as a community cornerstone. SPL patrons care deeply about their iconic library: it’s a vibrant place to connect, learn, discover, and create. And Seattle citizens had made their voices heard. They wanted the Library to improve its online services and upgrade the dated website.
Partnering with SPL, it quickly became apparent that we were dealing with more than a “website.” With more visits a year than all 28 branches combined, the online gateway to the Library is truly a digital branch. And yet, the website hadn’t been redesigned in over a decade, and it wasn’t responsive on mobile devices. It was time for a digital project worthy of the Library’s passionate community and legendary design heritage.