COVID 19 Response
Impacts to Individual Divisions:
All Washington State Archives branches are open to researchers. Appointments are highly recommended. Contact a certain branch for COVID protocols as they may vary.
Corporations and Charities is available for in-person services Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please contact our office for details. Face coverings are required and social distancing is encouraged while in the building.
Washington State Library (WSL) and Washington Talking Book & Braille Library (WTBBL) are open to the public. Face coverings are required and social 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 Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 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 sos.wa.gov/library
WTBBL can be reached at 800-542-0866 or [email protected]. Visit wtbbl.org 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.