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313 8th Avenue SE
Olympia, WA  98501-1307

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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 2014 / Population Estim. 2015:

  • Circulation: 813,808
  • Visits to Library: 470,894
  • Population: 51,020


  • Status: Annexed city, city-owned building
  • Square Footage: 19606
Four Humans Using Words to Communicate - A Reading
Olympia Timberland LibraryWed., Nov. 257:30 PM
Four authors - Kate Robinson, Caleb Beckwith, Alice Winn, and Reid Urban - will read excerpts from their works on topics such as rage, lust, romantic comedy and madness.

Book Babies
Olympia Timberland LibraryTue., Dec. 0110:15 AM
Discover the joy of early language with your baby. Each baby must be accompanied by an adult lap. After the program, adults can visit while babies play with toys and sturdy books. The program begins before the library opens, no other library services are available.
Puppets Please Marionettes
Olympia Timberland LibraryTue., Dec. 0110:15 AM
Families with very young children will love this "in-the-round" holiday variety show using hand-crafted marionettes. Please enter at the Adams Street entrance. Colorful characters sing and dance, talk with the audience and give puppet hugs. The program is before the library opens, and no other library services will be available. Sponsored by the Friends of the Olympia Timberland Library.
PageTurners Book Discussion @ Olympia Senior Center
Olympia Timberland LibraryTue., Dec. 011:00 PM
LOCATION: Olympia Senior Center: 222 Columbia St. NW, Olympia. Join in a discussion of "Wickett's Remedy" by Myla Goldberg. Facilitated by Olympia Timberland Library staff. Please call 586-6181 for further details.
Open Book Club @ Obsidian
Olympia Timberland LibraryTue., Dec. 018:00 PM
LOCATION: Obsidian, 414 4th Ave E, Olympia. Join other book lovers in sharing what we've read in the realm of this month's theme. Facilitated by Olympia Timberland Library staff.
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Timberland Regional Library serves Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, and Thurston counties in Western Washington State.