About the State Library
The State Library’s reading room is open noon to 5 PM, Monday — Friday. Chat and email services are available from 8 AM - 5 PM, Monday — Friday.
Location: Point Plaza East
6880 Capitol Blvd., Tumwater
General Information Email
Mail: PO Box 42460
Olympia WA 98504-2460
Reception: (360) 704-5200
Circulation: (360) 704-5213
Reference: (360) 704-5221
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Vision, Mission and Purpose
To ensure that Washingtonians have access to the information they need today and to the history of Washington for tomorrow.
Mission and Purpose
- Collect, preserve, and make accessible to Washingtonians materials on the government, history, culture, and natural resources of the state.
- Provide leadership and coordination of services to all libraries in the state of Washington.
- Support the information needs of residents in state institutions and of the visually impaired.
- Serve as the primary source in the region for published information from the federal government.