The Seattle Public Library Adds Curbside Service at Queen Anne Branch, Expands Access at Central Library
release date: 02/16/2021
Starting Thursday, Feb. 18, The Seattle Public Library will offer Curbside Pickup Service at the Queen Anne Branch from noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Library patrons who have the Queen Anne Branch set as their “home branch” can pick up holds of physical materials two days a week and can return materials through the branch book drop seven days a week.
Also starting Feb. 18, the Central Library will increase its Curbside Pickup schedule from three days a week to five days a week, from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
The Seattle Public Library now offers Curbside service at 14 locations, and patrons can return materials at 18 locations throughout the city of Seattle. See www.spl.org/Hours for a full list of services and hours at each location.
Curbside Pickup Service locations offer additional services, including free Curbside printing, a selection of Peak Picks that patrons can browse and add to their checkouts, Grab & Go bundles of books sorted by genre, and free child-sized and adult disposable masks available for patron use.
In order to minimize the spread of COVID-19, patrons should wear face coverings and maintain six feet of separation from other patrons and staff. The Library follows best practices for the health and safety of our patrons and staff, including social distancing, regular cleaning and sanitation, wearing personal protective equipment, requiring the use of face masks, plexiglass barriers and quarantining of Library materials.
Visit www.spl.org/Curbside for information on how Curbside Pickup Service works and www.spl.org/Hours for a schedule of services at each Curbside location. The Library’s Road to Reopening page shares the latest updates on our reopening process.
The Seattle Public Library also 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 spl.org/Ask. Staff are ready to answer questions and direct you to helpful resources and information during this challenging time.