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Thank you for submitting a question to our Ask a Librarian service. You should receive an email shortly letting you know that we have received your question.

Questions are answered in the order they are received. We do our best to respond within two business days. If your question is of a time sensitive nature, and it is between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, please call the Washington State Library reference desk at (360) 704-5221. You may also use our online chat service between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Welcome to the Washington State Library's Ask a Librarian service! We are here to answer your questions about Washington state government, history, culture, the federal government, and genealogy. We have an extensive collection of Washington newspapers, state publications, federal publications, and other sources for information. Answers to your questions will be delivered via email.

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If you would like to request a copy of a newspaper article that appeared in the Daily Digest Bulletin, please enter the complete citation information (newspaper title, article title, and date) in the “Question” box below. Librarians at the State Library will respond to your request within 1-2 business days.