Expanded hours at the Enumclaw Library

Many changes are in store for the Enumclaw library, now that it is part of the huge King County Library System, and perhaps the biggest change deals with hours of operation.

Beginning Sunday, regular library users might have noticed the doors open a lot longer.

Under city operation, due to budget constraints, the library's operating hours had been whittled to just 36 per week; as part of that schedule, doors were locked and lights were off Fridays or Sundays.

The voter-approved annexation into the KCLS network of 47 other community branches means a seven-day schedule in Enumclaw, totaling 63 hours of operation per week.

New hours at the local library are: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday; and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Among other changes that came with annexation, visitors to the Enumclaw branch will have access to the entire KCLS collection and library services. That means users can place holds on any of the 4 million items KCLS offers and have them delivered to the Enumclaw library or other KCLS location.

Also, the Enumclaw branch will offer an expanded selection of books, magazines, music, DVDs, learning kits, computer workstations, computer classes, online resources and programs tailored to the needs and interests of Enumclaw residents of all ages.

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