Here’s why Southwest Library is closed today and tomorrow

This information was somewhat buried in the city’s list of “cooling centers”, so we’re mentioning it separately after hearing it’s catching people by surprise: The Southwest Library (9010 35th SW) is closed today and Friday because it’s not fully air-conditioned; Seattle Public Library staff have instead been moved so that fully air-conditioned libraries can be open today and tomorrow, including Delridge (5423 Delridge Way SW) and High Point (3411 SW Raymond), as mentioned in our preview list for today. (We’re checking with SPL regarding Saturday plans.)

4 Replies to "Here's why Southwest Library is closed today and tomorrow"

  • Beth Bakeman August 12, 2021 (12:29 pm)

    The book drop at the Southwest branch is closed as well.

  • booklover August 12, 2021 (3:13 pm)

    it’s unclear if a library patron can go pick up a book at delridge today. i got a notice something has come for me, but the covid-amended delridge hours are only on m/ one is answering the phone at the library despite your post about it being open as an a/c cooling center. may go down to check it out…stay safe everyone!

    • WSB August 12, 2021 (3:56 pm)

      Should be able to, the city message didn’t say “only open as cooling centers.” But I will ask. Speaking of which, SW *is* currently scheduled to be open Saturday as usual, per SPL spokesperson Laura Gentry.

  • Another Booklover August 13, 2021 (11:29 am)

    Yes, the Delridge library is open for library business as well as cooling!

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