The Seattle Public Library Adds Curbside Pickup Service at South Park Branch, Return Service at Capitol Hill Branch
release date: 03/04/2021
Starting Saturday, March 6, The Seattle Public Library will offer Curbside Pickup Service at the South Park Branch from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Library patrons who have the South Park 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. They can also use the Library’s Curbside printing service to print (and pick up) up to 10 black-and-white pages a day. The South Park Branch is located at 8604 Eighth Ave. S. Seattle.
Starting Monday, March 8, the Capitol Hill Branch will begin accepting returns seven days a week. Capitol Hill Branch also offers restroom service seven days a week but does not yet offer Curbside Pickup Service.
The Seattle Public Library now offers Curbside service at 15 locations, and patrons can return materials at 19 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.
OTHER RECENT SERVICE CHANGES
Other recent service additions at the Library include:
- Central Library has increased its Curbside Pickup schedule from three days a week to five days a week, from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
- The Queen Anne Branch has added Curbside Pickup Service from noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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.