You can now pick up books at multiple Seattle Public Library branches

Aug 24 2020, 3:01 pm

Start making your book list, because the Seattle Public Library has begun operating curbside pick-up.

The new pick-up allows library-goers to place up to 25 new holds and pick them up at one of seven locations.

Besides browsing and reserving items from the catalog on the library’s website, the library is also offering “Grab and Go” bags with uncatalogued paperback books for those without library cards.

The curbside pick-up is available from noon to 6 pm on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, and includes the following branches:

  • Central Library, 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, 98104
  • Broadview Branch, 12755 Greenwood Avenue. N., Seattle, 98133
  • High Point Branch, 3411 SW Raymond Street, Seattle, 98126
  • Lake City Branch, 12501 28th Avenue NE, Seattle, 98125
  • Ballard Branch, 5614 22nd Avenue NW, Seattle, 98107
  • Douglass-Truth Branch, 2300 E Yesler Way, Seattle, 98122
  • Rainier Beach Branch, 9125 Rainier Avenue S, Seattle, 98118

The Seattle Public Library is currently sending emails out to those with existing holds. Those who’ve requested items for pick-up at a branch not offering curbside service have been notified of a default pick-up location.

“We know our patrons have been eager to have access to the physical collection and to be able to begin placing holds again,” said Andrew Harbison, assistant director of Collections and Access Services at the Library. “Curbside pickup provides a contact-free way for patrons to access the Library’s print books and other materials while our buildings are closed. Patrons may arrive by car, bike or on foot.”

“In order to minimize the spread of COVID-19, patrons using Curbside Service must wear face coverings and maintain six feet of separation from other patrons and staff. All Library staff members will be wearing face coverings and using appropriate social distancing. The Library will have extra face coverings and hand sanitizer available for patrons.”

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