Seismic Retrofit, Air Conditioning And More Coming To The Library’s Green Lake Branch

The Seattle Public Library’s historically landmarked Green Lake Branch (7364 E. Green Lake Dr. N.) will temporarily close from Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023, through early 2024 to undergo major renovations.

This project, funded by the 2019 Library Levy, will include the seismic retrofit of the branch, installation of an electric HVAC system (including air conditioning) and a number of interior and accessibility improvements. The branch book return and parking lot will also be closed for the duration of the project.

Chat About the Project with Chief Librarian Tom Fay

All are invited to join Chief Librarian Tom Fay during his visit the Green Lake Branch on Monday, January 30, from 1 – 2 p.m. Fay will chat with patrons and answer any questions they may have about this project or the Library more generally. Light refreshments will be served.

Service Impacts to Green Lake Branch Patrons

Patrons of the Green Lake Branch may continue selecting the branch as their holds and pickup location until Friday, Jan. 13, when it will be removed from the online catalog as a selection option. Any materials held for patrons at the Green Lake Branch that have not been picked up by Monday, Jan. 23, will be transferred to the holds area of the nearby Greenwood Branch.

Patrons may change their default holds and pickup location any time through their MySPL account online or at any Library information desk. Nearby Library locations include:

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The Seattle Public Library is closed from Aug. 27 – Sept. 3

The Seattle Public Library system is closed Monday, Aug. 27 through Sunday, Sept. 2 due to citywide budget cuts. You can read about the closure and find a list of some electronic services that will be available here. Continue reading “The Seattle Public Library is closed from Aug. 27 – Sept. 3”

We’ll be closed next week, but back on September 4!

This week is your last chance to check out books, DVDs and CDs before we close for a one-week furlough. The Library closure is due to budget cuts, and you can read the full story here.

You can, however, check out and download digital books and media during the closure.