Contactless Library Services Continue Under Extended State Restrictions

On Tuesday, December 8, Governor Jay Inslee announced an extension to state COVID-19 restrictions. The restrictions will be in place until January 11, 2021. Libraries are not affected by these changes.

The King County Library System continues to follow current state guidance. Contactless services include Curbside to Go holds pickup, book returns, and printing pickup. These are available at select libraries.

Exterior lockers at Bothell and Covington libraries offer 24/7 pickup of items on hold.

Since March 2020, all online resources have been available to patrons. This includes the full digital collection, learning resources, and virtual events and programs.

The Washington State Safe Start plan (PDF) allows libraries to provide limited in-building service. In the current phase 2, occupancy cannot exceed 25% of building capacity.

We are working on plans and protocols to accommodate this change.

The health and safety of our staff and visitors is our top priority as we develop our reopening plans.

Patrons can expect to see:

  • Limited hours, services and access to technology at some or all libraries.
  • Masks, physical distancing and health protocols in place.
  • Curbside to Go and online services and programming continuing through all phases.

Details and dates will be announced when plans are finalized.

Updated January 4, 2021