Beginning in mid-October, the Seattle Public Library will add open hours at the Ballard, Capitol Hill, Douglass-Truth, Madrona-Sally Goldmark, Montlake and Rainier Beach branches.

Hours at these locations were temporarily reduced over the summer due to staffing constraints.

Changes to Library open hours include:

• Ballard Branch: Tuesday evening hours restored.

Open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, beginning Oct. 18.

 

• Capitol Hill Branch: Thursday morning hours restored.

Open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays, beginning Oct. 20.

 

• Douglass-Truth Branch: Wednesday morning hours restored.

Open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, beginning today.

 

• Madrona-Sally Goldmark Branch: Saturday hours restored.

Open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, beginning Oct. 15.

 

• Montlake Branch: Sunday hours restored.

Open from noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays, beginning Oct. 16.

 

• Rainier Beach Branch: Tuesday evening hours restored.

Open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, beginning Oct. 18.

 

In coming months, as staffing levels allow, more hours will be restored at additional Library locations where hours were temporarily reduced. A complete schedule of open hours for all Library locations can be found below.

 

Increased access at central Library

The library will also increase access to the Central Library’s non-fiction Book Spiral located on Levels 6 through 9, as well as the Level 10 Betty Jane Narver Reading Room, beginning Sunday.

The library is also increasing access to The Hugh and Jane Ferguson Seattle Room, located on Level 10. Beginning the week of Oct. 16, patrons can visit the Seattle Room by appointment from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

 

Library open hours by location

The following Library schedule will be in effect beginning Oct. 12, with the exception of the Capitol Hill Branch, which will take effect the following week (on Oct. 20). Current open hours can be found at spl.org/Hours.

 

Central Library:

Levels 1 through 5, including the Level 1 Microsoft Auditorium, Level 1 Faye G. Allen Children’s Center, Level 3 Norcliffe Foundation Living Room, Level 3 FriendShop, Level 4 Red Floor with public meeting rooms, and Level 5 Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber with public computers and Quick Information Center: Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.

Levels 6 through 10, including the Levels 6-9 Book Spiral and Level 10 Betty Jane Narver Reading Room: Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.

Level 10 Hugh and Jane Ferguson Seattle Room: Beginning the week Oct. 16, patrons can visit the Seattle Room by appointment on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

• Ballard Branch: Monday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

• Beacon Hill Branch: Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

• Broadview Branch: Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

• Capitol Hill Branch: Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday from noon to 8 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. (Takes effect Thursday, Oct. 20).

• Columbia Branch: Monday and Tuesday from noon to 8 p.m.; Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

• Delridge Branch: Monday and Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Closed Friday; Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

• Douglass-Truth Branch: Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday from noon to 8 p.m.; Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

• Fremont Branch: Monday and Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Closed Friday; Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

• Green Lake Branch: Monday and Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Closed Friday and Saturday; Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

• Greenwood Branch: Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

• High Point Branch: Monday and Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

• International District/Chinatown Branch: Monday and Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Closed Sunday

• Lake City Branch: Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

• Magnolia Branch: Monday and Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Closed Friday and Saturday; Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

• Madrona-Sally Goldmark Branch: Monday and Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Closed Friday; Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

• Montlake Branch: Monday and Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Closed Friday; Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

• Northeast Branch: Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

• Northgate Branch: Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

• NewHolly Branch: Monday and Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Closed Friday and Saturday; Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

• Queen Anne Branch: Monday and Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Closed Friday and Sunday

• Rainier Beach Branch: Monday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

• South Park Branch: Monday and Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

• Southwest Branch: Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday from noon to 8 p.m.; Closed Saturday; Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

• University Branch: Monday and Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

• Wallingford Branch: Monday and Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Closed Friday; Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

• West Seattle Branch: Monday, Tuesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday from noon to 8 p.m.; Closed Friday; Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

 

More information 

Contact the Library’s “Ask Us” service by phone at 206-386-4636 or by email or chat at www.spl.org/Ask. Staff are ready to answer questions and direct you to helpful resources and information.