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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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Please be as specific as possible in your question. Include dates or geographic restrictions if they apply to your question and spell out any acronyms that you use.

If obituary request, please provide name of the deceased below.

If you are using this form to request an article from the Olympian Newspaper Index a librarian will email the article you requested as soon as possible. Our staff must locate the article on in microfilm collection, scan the article into PDF format, and then email the PDF to you. Thank you for your patience.

Answers to questions are delivered by email. We need an accurate email address in order to deliver the information you’ve requested. The Washington State Library does not store or retain email addresses for any purpose other than replying to your question.