Material Quarantine - To ensure the safety of patrons and
staff, all returned items will be quarantined – and will remain on your account
– for a minimum of 3 days before being checked in.
Rainier Beach Branch Closure - Saturday, Jan. 16 - Due to a security incident, we are unable to provide Curbside Service or accept book returns Saturday, Jan. 16. We look forward to serving you on Tuesday, Jan. 19. We appreciate your understanding.
Libraries closed - All Library locations remain closed to limit the spread of COVID-19. Select locations are now offering limited curbside pickup service, and 13 locations are now accepting returns during limited hours. Find the latest updates on our Road to Reopening here.
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