King County Library System to increase open hours at five more locations on September 10

In total, KCLS will increase hours by 26% this year

The King County Library System (KCLS) will increase hours of operation for the third and final time this year. Most KCLS locations expanded hours in May, June and July.

On September 10, KCLS will increase hours at the following libraries; hours will vary by location:

  • Fall City
  • North Bend
  • Redmond
  • Sammamish
  • Snoqualmie

Most libraries are now open 6 to 7 days per week. Patrons may find updated hours for each library on KCLS’ location page as the rollout progresses.

“After the expansion in September, we will have increased open hours by 26% this year,” said KCLS Director of Library Operations Cecie Streitman. “We hope you have enjoyed spending more time in your libraries, and we look forward to seeing even more patrons this fall!”

State and public health mandates and guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic affected KCLS’ hours of operation and in-person services. KCLS reopened all library buildings to the public in July 2021. They have been steadily expanding open hours and in-person services since reopening.