Tax Help at the Library

The federal government deadline to file 2020 federal taxes is April 15, 2021. The Seattle Public Library has tax help resources to help patrons access the forms they need to file taxes on time or request an extension.

All of the Library's Curbside Service and restroom access locations will have 1040 tax forms and instructions available in English and Spanish.

Other commonly requested tax forms will be available at the Central Library during its Curbside Service hours from noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays:

  • 1040/1040-SR forms and instructions
  • Extension forms
  • Forms from the 1099 series
  • 1096 forms
  • W-2 and W-3 forms

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Library staff will not be able to provide Tax Help or assistance with how to use these forms. Visit our Tax Help page for services like AARP and United Way that will help you file your taxes.


Need something printed to file your taxes? Printing services are now available at the Library! Thanks to a generous donation from The Seattle Public Library Foundation, the Library offers  Curbside Printing at all 13 locations that offer Curbside Pickup Services.

While picking up holds and Peak Pick items at Curbside Pickup Library locations, patrons can also request 10 pages of black-and-white printing per day. Documents can be sent by email, web or mobile device for pick up. Printing instructions are available at For assistance with printing, patrons can call 206-386-4636.


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All physical locations of The Seattle Public Library are closed in accordance with public health guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19. Visit the Library's Road to Reopening page for more information on book returns, Curbside Service and other Library services being offered.

The Seattle Public Library has many free online services, resources and programs available while its physical buildings remain closed. Contact the Library’s Ask Us service by phone at 206-386-4636 or by email or chat at Staff are ready to answer questions and direct you to helpful resources and information during this challenging time.