City of Seattle Announces Timeline for Safely Reopening Public-Facing


City of Seattle Announces Timeline for Safely Reopening Public-Facing Counters, Customer Service Centers, Libraries, and Other City Facilities

Seattle (August 11, 2021) - The City of Seattle is safely reopening in-person public services at City Service Counters and programming at recreation facilities across the City. With 83% of Seattle residents over 12 years of age with at least one dose, and residents starting to return to their workplaces in downtown and neighborhoods throughout Seattle, the City will begin providing an option for residents to safely access in-person services at several City of Seattle facilities.

“Our City facilities can safely reopen with masks and other precautions to allow residents and businesses to pay bills, address concerns in person, or visit our libraries, community centers, and ,” said Mayor Durkan. “While we must continue to take the new, highly contagious Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus seriously, our City has made incredible progress towards limiting the spread of and severity of COVID in our communities – Seattle continues to have the lowest cases, hospitalizations and deaths of every major city. I want to once again recognize the thousands of City employees who have worked so hard over the past year to ensure that we were able to keep our communities safe and continue the important work of serving our residents and businesses.”

Residents are still required to follow current COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions established by State and local public health agencies. Masks are currently required in all City facilities, regardless of vaccination status. The City of Seattle will continue to work closely together with State and local public health agencies to monitor the number of new COVID-19 cases in our community due to the new, highly contagious Delta variant, and will adjust plans for counter reopening as necessary.

Seattle City Hall

Customer Service Kiosk 600 4th Ave, City Hall 5th Ave Lobby Monday, August 9, 2021 Monday -Friday; 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Seattle Police Department

Customer Service Desk Monday, August 9, 2021 Monday -Friday; 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Seattle Municipal Tower

Customer Service Counter 700 5th Ave - SMT 4th Floor Wednesday, August 11, 2021 Monday -Friday; 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Seattle City Light / Seattle Public Utilities Customer Service Counter 700 5th Ave - SMT 4th Floor Wednesday, August 11, 2021 Monday -Friday; 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Seattle City Light

North Service Center 1300 N 97th St Wednesday, August 11, 2021 Monday -Friday; 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

South Service Center 3613 4th Ave S #2207 Wednesday, August 11, 2021 Monday -Friday; 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Customer Service Centers

Ballard Customer Service Center 5604 22nd Ave. NW, Wednesday, August 11, 2021 Tuesday - Friday; 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Lake City Customer Service Center 12525 28th Ave. NE, Second Floor Wednesday, August 11, 2021 Tuesday - Saturday; 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

University Customer Service Center 4534 University Way NE Wednesday, August 11, 2021 Tuesday – Saturday; 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Central Customer Service Center 464 12th Ave., First Floor Wednesday, August 11, 2021 Tuesday - Friday; 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Southeast Customer Service Center 3815 S. Othello St., Suite 105 Wednesday, August 11, 2021 Monday – Saturday; 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Southwest Customer Service Center 2801 SW Thistle St. Wednesday, August 11, 2021 Monday - Friday; 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Seattle Public Library

The Seattle Public Library has reopened 23 of 27 libraries. Open hours are currently limited due to limited available staffing; however, thanks to financial support from the Seattle Rescue Plan, the Library is working on increasing staffing levels to support a systemwide expansion of open hours this fall. Some hours may be adjusted this week due to heat.

  • Central Library, Levels 1, 3 & 5 (1000 Fourth Ave.) Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays

  • Ballard Branch (5614 22nd Ave. NW) Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays

  • Beacon Hill Branch (2821 Beacon Ave. S.) Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays

  • Broadview Branch (12755 Greenwood Ave. N.) Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays

  • Capitol Hill Branch (425 Harvard Ave. E.) Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays; noon to 6 p.m. Sundays

  • Columbia Branch (4721 Rainier Ave. S.) Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays

  • Delridge Branch (5423 Delridge Way SW) Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays

  • Douglass-Truth Branch (2300 E. Yesler Way) Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays

  • Green Lake Branch (7364 E. Green Lake Dr. N.) Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays

  • Greenwood Branch (8016 Greenwood Ave. N.) Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays

  • Fremont Branch (731 N. 35th St.) Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays

  • High Point (3411 S.W. Raymond St.) Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays

  • International District/Chinatown Branch (713 Eighth Ave. S.) Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays; noon to 6 p.m. Sundays

  • Lake City Branch (12501 28th Ave. NE) Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays

  • Magnolia Branch (2801 34th Ave. W.) Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays

  • Northeast Branch (6801 35th Ave. NE) Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; noon to 6 p.m. Sundays

  • Northgate Branch (10548 Fifth Ave. NE) Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays

  • Queen Anne Branch (400 W. Garfield St.) Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays

  • Rainier Beach Branch (9125 Rainier Ave. S.) Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays

  • South Park (8604 Eighth Ave. S.) Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays

  • Southwest Branch (9010 35th Ave. SW) Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays

  • University Branch (5009 Roosevelt Way NE) Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays; noon to 6 p.m. Sundays

  • West Seattle Branch (2306 42nd Ave. SW) Open 10 a.m. to 6 pm. Tuesdays; noon to 6 p.m. Sundays

The Madrona Sally-Goldmark and Montlake branches are expected to reopen this September, pending available staffing. The NewHolly and Wallingford branches will reopen this fall as agreements are made with the partners who manage these facilities.

Seattle Parks and Recreation

Seattle Parks and Recreation will be ramping up public services and programming at recreation facilities across Seattle beginning September 7, 2021. This ramp up will include reopening most public pools (for lap swim, independent aquatic fitness and limited aquatic exercise classes), community center and environmental learning center registered programs (lifelong recreation, specialized programs, etc.), and teen programs that support academic success and enrichment. These programs are in addition to the preschool and childcare programs already operating in community centers.

To see our full ramp up schedule of pools and teen programs visit here. To be up to date about community center programs please visit our website, follow our Facebook page, or visit our registration page.

Please note that all facilities will continue to follow any current COVID-19 restrictions through the state, city or King County Public Health. The current guidance requires all staff and visitors to mask up upon entry regardless of vaccination status.