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As of last week, the Seattle Public Library expanded its locations and hours for curbside pickup and return services.

As part of its expansion, the Library is now offering curbside pickup services three times a week at the Magnolia branch, 2801 34th Ave. W. Patrons can now pick up holds at that location from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Patrons can now return books and materials at 18 locations, including in Magnolia and the branch in Queen Anne, 400 W. Garfield St.

Library staff started the curbside service program last summer so patrons could access books, CDs, DVDs and other materials while the library buildings are closed, according to a news release.

Six library locations, including Ballard, expanded curbside pickup service from three to five days a week. Others include Broadview, Douglass-Truth, Lake City, Rainier Beach and Southwest branches.

The library’s free curbside printing service is now available at nine locations, including the Magnolia branch. People can now order 10 black-and-white pages a day.

For the complete list of locations and hours, go to www.spl.org/Print.

In addition, the Library has increased the maximum number of holds people can place on physical materials from 25 to 50 items.

People don’t need to make an appointment to pick up holds at the branch locations offering curbside pickup.

Patrons can use the MyLibro app or call 206-386-4636 to make an appointment to pick up holds at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave.

According to the news release, Curbside Pickup Service locations offer additional services, including 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.

Go to www.spl.org/Curbside for information on the Curbside Pickup Service programs and www.spl.org/Hours for a schedule of services at each Curbside location.