Additional Services for Libraries

Library Development staff provide consulting, publications and information on library practices and technology for library staff and trustees in libraries statewide.

Contact Information

Library Development staff provide consulting, facilitation and training on library governance, administration and practice.

Book Redistribution Program

The Washington State Library ships gently used books left over from community reads or book club kits free of charge to any library in Washington State.

To make arrangements to get materials to the Washington State Library contact [email protected] or 360-570-5560.

To discover what materials are available for redistribution please contact Leanna Hammond at [email protected] or 360-704-7133.

E-Mail Lists

Sign up to receive automatic updates on Washington State Library projects and initiatives, as well as information and training issues.

Library Elections

A list of levy lid lifts over the past years for libraries in the State of Washington.

Public Library Policies

A collection of policies from libraries around the state.


The Washington State Library creates many publications, including fact sheets, statistics, and reports.

Resource Sharing (ILL)

The State Library's Resource Sharing unit is responsible for all activities related to interlibrary lending and borrowing of materials. The State Library uses ILLiad for request management and Odyssey for electronic document delivery. Materials are lent directly to other libraries worldwide. Individuals should request materials through their local library.

Technology Services

Technology services include CIPA, E-Rate application assistance, IT Consulting, connections to the K-20 network, and Gates Foundation grant facilitation.

Trustee Support

Library Development staff provide limited consulting in the areas of governance, Washington library law, and library practice. Limited facilitation of the Public Library Association Planning for Results process is also available. The below resources are provided for trustees and anyone interested in organization and governance of libraries.

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