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313 8th Avenue SE
Olympia, WA  98501-1307

Library Manager: Donna Feddern
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Monday 11 am - 8 pm
Tuesday 11 am - 8 pm
Wednesday 11 am - 7 pm
Thursday 11 am - 7 pm
Friday 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday Closed

Olympia Library services:

About the Library:

In November 2013 the City of Olympia installed 33 solar panels on the Olympia Library rooftop.  See more information about the solar panels including real time usage data.

In December of 1896, the Women’s Club of Olympia established a library service with “reading matter” donated by citizens. In March 1909, the city offered to take over the collection of some 900 volumes and maintain a public library.

The Olympia library was housed in a Carnegie building at 7th and Franklin until 1978 when a new library was built and opened at 8th and Franklin.  Olympia joined the Timberland library district in 1968.

The library underwent extensive remodels in 2000 and 2008.  In 2000, the building was recarpeted and painted; a meeting room was converted to additional space for the children's area; and new public computers, computer stations, a teen area and shelving for about 10,000 additional items were added.  In 2008, the circulation and information desks were replaced, the building was recarpeted and painted in bright, warm colors, the lounge furniture was replaced, and the computer stations were refurbished. 

Statistics 2013:

  • Circulation: 866,186
  • Visits to Library: 470,894
  • Population: 47,500


  • Status: Annexed city, city-owned building
  • Square Footage: 19606
Creative Watercolor for Beginners and Beyond with Alice Liou
Olympia Timberland LibrarySat., Sep. 052:00 PM
In this inspiring art class, you will: learn the creative nature of watercolor painting, practice fun techniques, and capture the essence of your subject to create your own masterpiece. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Olympia Library.
Teen Book Club
Olympia Timberland LibraryTue., Sep. 086:30 PM
Attention 14-18 year old book lovers! Join other biblio-appreciators to discuss books, eat snacks, and hang out. Stop by the library's youth services desk or call 360-352-0595 to sign up and pick up a copy of the book. Books read in teen book club may contain mature content. Books and snacks are provided by the Friends of the Olympia Timberland Library.
Landslides in WA,: Past, Present and Future
Olympia Timberland LibraryWed., Sep. 097:30 PM
Landslides are one of the most commonly occurring and devastating natural hazards in Washington State. This presentation will discuss Washington’s dynamic landscape and the landslide hazards it poses. The speaker, Stephen Slaughter, is part of the Landslide Hazards Program at the Dept. of Natural Resources. He has worked in geologic hazards for over a decade.
CANCELLED - Drop-In Computer Help
Olympia Timberland LibraryThu., Sep. 102:00 PM
This session has been cancelled.
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Timberland Regional Library serves Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, and Thurston counties in Western Washington State.