COVID 19 Response

Impacts to Individual Divisions:


All Washington State Archives branches are open to researchers by appointment only. We encourage all visitors to wear a face covering. To ensure proper social distancing, one visitor per appointment request is permitted; an additional visitor/researcher may be approved in advance.

Appointment contact information:

General contact:

Corporations and Charities

Corporations and Charities is available for in-person services Monday through Friday from 8 4 p.m. Please contact our office for details. Customers are asked to wear a face covering and observe social distancing while in the building. 


Washington State Library (WSL) and Washington Talking Book & Braille Library (WTBBL) are open to the public. Face coverings are highy recommended, and socal distancing is encouraged. 

Research appointments are recommended for WSL customers, especially for those who want to use microfilm, as only a limited number of machines are available. We are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and are closed weekends and holidays. Click here to make an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome. 

WSL staff can be reached at 360-704-5221 or via email or online chat Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Collection items are available for in-library use and checkout, and through your local library using interlibrary loan.

The blue book drop at the east side of the building near our back door is available 24/7.

Our online Library Catalog is available 24/7. For more library resources, visit

WTBBL can be reached at 800-542-0866 or [email protected]. Visit for more information. 

Resources and information: 

For more information about COVID-19, visit Washington's resource page. You can also call 1-800-525-0127 or text 211-211 for help and answers to your questions and concerns.