Libraries continue to open for visits or curbside pickup. The state restrictions announced on April 12 do not affect our services.
Hours and services have changed at some libraries. Vashon has opened in-library service. Lake Hills ends Curbside service April 21. Renton will reduce curbside hours starting April 20.
Some libraries are open for modified visits. Find out what to expect during your visit. Book returns and contactless services are available at most libraries. Items are quarantined- and will remain on your account- for at least 24 hours before they are checked in. We’re not charging overdue fines right now, but all due dates and renewal limits still apply. Get the details in our FAQs.
Nine out of ten Americans live in places at significant risk of earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, terrorism, or other disasters. Tomorrow, some of us will have to make split-second choices to save ourselves and our families. How will we react? What will it feel like? Will we be heroes or victims? Will our upbringing, our gender, our personality--anything we've ever learned, thought, or dreamed of--ultimately matter? Journalist Amanda Ripley set out to discover what lies beyond fear and speculation, retracing the human response to some of history's epic disasters. She comes back with wisdom about the surprising humanity of crowds, the elegance of the brain's fear circuits, and the stunning inadequacy of many of our evolutionary responses. Most unexpectedly, she discovers the brain's ability to do much, much better, with just a little help.--From publisher description.