All branches of the Washington State Library are currently closed to the public. Questions received via email, chat, and phone will be answered between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Collection items are available through your local library using interlibrary loan. All collection materials currently checked out due July 15, and the blue book drop located near our back door is available for use. For more information, please visit our page regarding the closure.

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Keepers of the Stories (KEEPERS) A mailing list for discussions and announcements concerning Washington's tribal libraries
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Washington Audiobooks (WA-AUDIOBKS) An e-mail discussion list for the statewide project: Off the Page—Downloadable Audiobooks for Washington.
Washington Libraries for Successful Reentry (WALSR) A diverse network of library staff assisting people reenter society after incarceration through library services
Washington State Virtual Reference Cooperative (ASKWA) A mailing list for discussions and announcements concerning Washington's virtual reference service, Ask-WA
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