313 8th Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98501-1307
Library Manager: Donna Feddern
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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.
- 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.
- Circulation: 866,186
- Visits to Library: 470,894
- Population: 47,500
- Status: Annexed city, city-owned building
- Square Footage: 19606
|Olympia Timberland Library||Thu., Sep. 18||1:00 PM|
|Researchers can bring their genealogy questions to get help from members of the Olympia Genealogical Society in the library's meeting room. The Café is held every third Thursday of the month. |
|Author Visit: Molly Wizenberg|
|Olympia Timberland Library||Thu., Sep. 18||7:30 PM|
|Visit with Molly Wizenberg, the voice behind Orangette, named the best food blog in the world by the London Times, for a chat about her latest book, Delancey. No one ever said that marriage is easy, and if they did, they probably werent in the process of opening a restaurant with their spouse. Add grueling physical labor, financial strain, and the challenges of hiring a staff to that already formidable mix and you have Delancey. This program will occur after regular library hours and no other services will be available. Sponsored by the Friends of the Olympia Library.|
|PageTurners Book Discussion, 3rd Fridays|
|Olympia Timberland Library||Fri., Sep. 19||10:00 AM|
|Join in a discussion of "Life After Life" by Kate Atkinson.|
|Olympia Timberland Library||Sat., Sep. 20||1:00 PM|
|Researchers can bring their genealogy questions to get help from members of the Olympia Genealogical Society in the library's meeting room. The Café is held every third Saturday of the month. |