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313 8th Avenue SE
Olympia, WA  98501-1307
360-352-0595

Library Manager: Morgan Sohl
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Hours:

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 2015 / Population Estim. 2015:

  • Circulation: 773,515
  • Visits to Library: 440,502
  • Population: 51,020

Building:

  • Status: Annexed city, city-owned building
  • Square Footage: 19606
UPCOMING LIBRARY EVENTS
WonderWorks Construction Club
Olympia Timberland LibraryThu., Jul. 202:00 PM
Explore activities that build math, science, and creative thinking skills. Each week kids will get to drop in to try a different construction activity, including simple machines, LEGO bricks, Ozobots, Magna-Tiles, and more! Sponsored by the Friends of the Olympia Timberland Library. This event is part of Summer Reading, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program.
Scavenger Hunt
Olympia Timberland LibraryFri., Jul. 21All Day
You're on a quest to find pictures hidden throughout the library! Find them all and win a prize. Sponsored by the Friends of the Olympia Timberland Library. This event is part of Summer Reading, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program.
FanatiCon
Olympia Timberland LibraryFri., Jul. 217:00 PM
LOCATION: Lacey Timberland Library, 500 College St SE, Lacey, WA 98503. Let your nerd flag fly at an exclusive after-hours celebration of all fandoms! We will make awesome crafts, munch on snacks, and show off in our cosplay fashion show. This program is free; pick up your tickets beginning the first day of Summer Reading. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Tumwater, Tenino, Lacey, and Olympia Timberland Libraries. This event is part of Summer Reading, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program.
Scavenger Hunt
Olympia Timberland LibrarySat., Jul. 22All Day
You're on a quest to find pictures hidden throughout the library! Find them all and win a prize. Sponsored by the Friends of the Olympia Timberland Library. This event is part of Summer Reading, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program.
Game On @ Your Library
Olympia Timberland LibrarySat., Jul. 221:00 PM
Come for an afternoon of fun and tabletop games at the library! Games and refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Olympia Timberland Library.
Reading Explorers
Olympia Timberland LibraryTue., Jul. 256:30 PM
Join a book discussion group for kids, ages 9-12. The group's mission: finding and talking about books impossible to put down! Space is limited, so make sure to sign up for this program in advance. Call 360-352-0595 or stop by the Youth Services Desk for more information about registration. Refreshments and books will be provided by the Friends of the Olympia Timberland Library. This event is part of Summer Reading, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program.
Red Yarn Productions: Music and Puppets
Olympia Timberland LibraryWed., Jul. 2610:15 AM
Red Yarn (aka Andy Ferguson) is a dynamic family performer who weaves folksongs and puppetry into an engaging show. This event occurs before regular library hours, and no other library services will be available. Sponsored by the Friends of the Olympia Timberland Library. This event is part of Summer Reading, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program.
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Timberland Regional Library serves Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, and Thurston counties in Western Washington State.