King County Library System (KCLS) libraries are closed on the following holidays each year:
- New Year’s Day
- Martin Luther King’s Birthday
- Presidents’ Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Veterans Day
- Christmas Eve
- Christmas Day
Each year, libraries close early, at 5:00pm on December 31.
Check individual location pages, opens a new window for current dates specific to your local library. Holiday and closure information is posted on individual location pages. Look for the "Holidays & Closures" box and select "View all Holidays & Closures" to expand the list.
How Holidays Impact Services
You can still use some contactless and online services while we're closed. Find out how the holidays impact services.
Ask KCLS staff are unavailable for email, chat, or phone calls on holidays. Staff are unavailable to respond to questions on our social media accounts.
You will continue to have access to your online account and digital collections. You can download eBooks, stream music and movies, and more. Find digital services that you can use while libraries are closed.
Returns and Locker Holds
Book drops and Self-Check-in stations are open on holidays. You can return items to book drops while we are closed.
Lockers are available as a hold pickup option at select library locations. Lockers are available 24/7. If your holds are ready to be collected from a locker, you can pick them up on a holiday.
Your Next Library Visit
Find hours and services offered at your library on your library's location page.