Seattle Public Library reducing hours due to staffing shortages from latest COVID-19 surge

SEATTLE — Seattle Public Library is temporarily reducing its hours due to COVID-19 related staffing shortages, the library announced Thursday.

The shortened hours start Jan. 21. The library said it is scheduling between two to four branches to be closed most days of the week, with additional closures on Saturdays.

Book drops will stay open on days that locations are closed.

“While our community navigates the current surge of COVID cases, we are making these reductions in order to provide a more consistent and reliable schedule for our patrons.” said Tom Fay, Interim Chief Librarian of The Seattle Public Library.

You can get the latest scheduling updates here.