313 8th Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98501-1307
Library Manager: Morgan Sohl
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Olympia Library services:
- Books, DVDs, CDs, newspapers and magazines for all ages and interests.
- Downloadable audiobooks, ebooks, videos and music.
- Public computers with Internet, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher.
- Online Reference Databases, including: online magazines and newspapers, encyclopedias, auto manuals, standardized tests.
- Free wireless Internet access
- Programs and events for children and adults.
- A public meeting room can be reserved for community meetings and programs by calling the Library.
- Local Library Board and Friends group - Call the Library for more information.
- Visit the Friends of the Olympia Timberland Library website.
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 2015 / Population Estim. 2015:
- Circulation: 773,515
- Visits to Library: 440,502
- Population: 51,020
- Status: Annexed city, city-owned building
- Square Footage: 19606
|Teen Tech Tutors: Drop-In Computer Help|
|Olympia Timberland Library||Fri., Apr. 29||4:30 PM|
|Learn basic computer skills by working one-on-one with the library's great teen volunteers during after-hours drop-in sessions. Tutors are available on a first come, first served basis. Call 352-0595 or stop by for more information.|
|CANCELLED - Comic Book Sale|
|Olympia Timberland Library||Sat., Apr. 30||10:00 AM|
|The Friends of the Olympia Timberland Library have cancelled this Comic Book Sale - Saturday, April 30.|
|Award-Winning New York Saxophonist Daniel Bennett in Concert |
|Olympia Timberland Library||Mon., May. 02||6:30 PM|
|The Daniel Bennett Group is performing a special Washington CD release concert in celebration of their newest album, "The Mystery At Clown Castle." Manhattan-based saxophonist Daniel Bennett performs modern jazz fused with elements of American folk and experimental classical music. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Olympia Timberland Library.|
|PageTurners Book Discussion @ Olympia Senior Center|
|Olympia Timberland Library||Tue., May. 03||1:00 PM|
|LOCATION: Olympia Senior Center: 222 Columbia St. NW, Olympia. Join in a discussion of "Dreams of My Russian Summers" by Andrei Makine. Facilitated by Olympia Timberland Library staff. Please call 586-6181 for further details.|
|Open Book Club @ Obsidian|
|Olympia Timberland Library||Tue., May. 03||8:00 PM|
|LOCATION: Obsidian, 414 4th Ave E, Olympia. Join other book lovers for a discussion of anything we've been reading! Ages 18+ are welcome. Meets every 1st Tuesday of the month. Facilitated by Olympia Timberland Library staff.|
|Ned Hayes - Author Visit|
|Olympia Timberland Library||Thu., May. 05||7:30 PM|
|Pacific Northwest author Ned Hayes will join us on his first book tour stop for the new novel "The Eagle Tree," the story of an Olympia boy obsessed by climate change, fighting to save an old growth tree. This program will occur after regular library hours and no other library services will be available. |