Thank you for considering a tax-deductible contribution to the Washington State Library through the Washington State Heritage Center Trust. The Trust, a non-profit corporation registered with the Washington State Charities Program, supports the Washington State Library, Washington State Archives, Legacy Washington and Washington Talking Book & Braille Library programs and collections.

  • Our tax ID number is 26-3135760.
  • All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

Please fill out the following form to make a donation by credit card. You may also mail in your contribution, to Washington State Heritage Center Trust, PO Box 40222 Olympia, WA 98504-0222 or call (360) 902-4171.


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Library Program Descriptions

Read about our programs below to help choose what State Library program you'd like support!

Collection Development

  • Build a collection that empowers research in Pacific Northwest History & culture for a wide range of ages and interests, across a multitude of formats, not limited to books, maps, and audiovisual resources.
  • Support ongoing outreach.

Digitization of Collection Materials

  • Digitize rare or unique collection items that empower research in Pacific Northwest History for a range of ages and interests.
  • Purchase state-of-the-art hardware (scanners, servers) and software (image editing, digital resource management) to maintain high quality access to digital collection items online.
  • Maintain and update the Primarily Washington website through funding curriculum development and related digitization efforts and purchasing additional storage space.

Genealogical Collections & Research

  • Expand genealogical resources, including subject-specific titles and genealogical and historical society journal subscriptions.
  • Support Genealogical events hosted and produced by the State Library.

Newspaper Preservation

  • Preserve and maintain the Library's newspaper collection, which includes current issues on paper and historic newspapers on microfilm, with an expanding selection of issues that are available and searchable online.
  • Support ongoing outreach.

Washington Digital Newspapers Program

  • Support digitization of historic newspapers in smaller communities without adequate funding opportunities.
  • Fund smaller digitization projects that show the rich culture and diversity in our state.
  • Preserve at-risk historic newspapers not available on microfilm.

Institutional Library Services (ILS)

The State Library partners with the Department of Corrections (DOC) and the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) to provide branch library services to inmates in adult correctional facilities and patients in adult psychiatric hospitals.

  • Expand, update, and improve collections to meet the needs of incarcerated and hospitalized patrons in DOC and DSHS branch libraries.
  • Purchase resources to improve the quality and scope of ILS services, including reentry and recovery, digital literacy, and outreach.
  • Support programming including book discussions, author visits, reentry workshops, reading challenges, writing programs and more.

Washington Center for the Book

  • Producing the Washington State Book Awards. Since 1967, this annual event celebrates the literary culture of Washington by honoring exceptional writing in Fiction, Poetry and Non-Fiction for all ages.
  • Supporting reading Programs for Children and Young Adults such as Letters About Literature and the National Book Festival.
  • Developing Adult reading programs such as Summer Book Bingo.
  • Providing opportunities for readers to discover Washington authors.

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