THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY TO EXPAND OPEN HOURS STARTING WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30

The Central Library’s Book Spiral and Reading Room will also reopen for limited hours

Starting Wednesday, March 30, The Seattle Public Library will see most Library locations return to the open hours in place prior to Jan. 21, 2022, when the Library temporarily reduced hours systemwide in response to impacts from the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

“With the recent Omicron surge now behind us and Library staffing levels more stabilized, we are excited to offer more open hours to our patrons ” said Tom Fay, Chief Librarian of The Seattle Public Library. “This is another step toward our return to pre-pandemic levels of operation. We also look forward to offering some additional hours in the coming months, fulfilling the promise we made to Seattle residents when they generously supported the 2019 Library Levy.”

On Wednesday, March 30, the Library will reach another milestone in its pandemic recovery: For the first time in over two years, the Central Library’s Book Spiral on Levels 6 through 9 as well as the Level 10 Reading Room, will reopen to the public one day a week on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Patrons are invited to browse the non-fiction Book Spiral’s extensive collections, artwork and other features it contains, and to visit the Level 10 Reading Room for a quiet place to read and charge their personal electronic devices.

OPEN HOURS AS OF WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30

Beginning Wednesday, March 30, Library locations will be open for the schedules listed below. At that time, this schedule will be posted at the Library’s Hours and Locations page (www.spl.org/Hours).

  • Ballard Branch, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W.
    • 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
  • Beacon Hill Branch, 2821 Beacon Ave. S.
    • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
  • Broadview Branch, 12755 Greenwood Ave. N.
    • 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
  • Capitol Hill Branch, 425 Harvard Ave. E.
    • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; noon to 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
  • Central Library (Levels 1, 3 & 5), 1000 Fourth Ave.
    • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays.
  • Columbia Branch, 4721 Rainier Ave. S.
    • Noon to 8 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
  • Delridge Branch, 5423 Delridge Way S.W.
    • 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
  • Douglass-Truth Branch, 2300 E. Yesler Way
    • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; noon to 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
  • Fremont Branch, 731 N. 35th St.
    • 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
  • Green Lake Branch, 7364 E. Green Lake Dr. N.
    • 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
  • Greenwood Branch, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N.
    • 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
  • High Point Branch, 3411 S.W. Raymond St.
    • 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
  • International District/Chinatown Branch, 713 Eighth Ave. S.
    • 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
  • Lake City Branch, 12501 28th Ave. N.E.
    • Noon to 8 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
  • Madrona-Sally Goldmark, 1134 33rd Ave.
    • 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
  • Magnolia Branch, 2801 34th Ave. W.
    • 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
  • Montlake Branch, 2401 24th Ave. E.
    • 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
  • NewHolly Branch, 7058 32nd Ave. S.
    • 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays.
  • Northeast Branch, 6801 35th Ave. N.E.
    • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; noon to 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
  • Northgate Branch, 10548 Fifth Ave. N.E.
    • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; noon to 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
  • Queen Anne Branch, 400 W. Garfield St.
    • 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
  • Rainier Beach Branch, 9125 Rainier Ave. S.
    • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
  • South Park Branch, 8604 Eighth Ave. S.
    • 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
  • Southwest Branch, 9010 35th Ave. S.W.
    • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; noon to 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
  • University Branch, 5009 Roosevelt Way N.E.
    • 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
  • Wallingford, 1501 N. 45th St.
    • 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
  • West Seattle Branch, 2306 42nd Ave. S.W.
    • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; noon to 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.

UPDATED COVID PRECAUTIONS

As of Saturday, March 12, Library visitors are strongly encouraged, but no longer required, to wear masks while inside Library buildings. This change follows new state and county public health guidelines.

To protect our most vulnerable patrons and staff, Library staff will continue to wear masks and we will still offer free masks to patrons at dispensers in each Library location.

The Library continues to take many precautions to protect patrons, staff and the community from the spread of COVID-19: We are a fully vaccinated workforce; will continue to use safety protocols such as plexi-glass barriers, increased ventilation and improved air filtration in buildings, and practices such as handwashing and routine cleanings.

Finally, any Library patron can request Curbside service on an individual basis for pickup of their holds: Just call the branch’s phone number – found on signs at your branch or on our Hours & Locations page on spl.org – to let staff know you have arrived and need assistance with your holds pickup.

MORE INFORMATION

Check spl.org/hours for a complete list of current hours and services at each branch. For up-to-date information on unexpected closures and schedule changes, the Library will update http://www.spl.org/Today. The Library’s Road to Reopening page shares the latest updates on our reopening process.

Contact the Library’s Ask Us service by phone at 206-386-4636 or by email or chat at spl.org/Ask. Staff are ready to answer questions and direct you to helpful resources and information.

For more information, contact Laura Gentry, head of the Communications Office, at 206-915-9028 or laura.gentry@spl.org).

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