Services Provided:
Browsing, Self-checkout, Bookings for computer use, Library Takeout


About the Library:

The Ilwaco Timberland Library is housed in the Ilwaco Community Building, owned by the City of Ilwaco. The Community Building underwent major renovation in April of 2009, adding 1,200 additional square feet for books and other library materials, computers, and comfortable reading areas. The Community Building also holds a community meeting room.

Library service in Ilwaco began with 1,700 square feet in a building shared with the Senior Center and the Historical Society. By way of grants and hard work by the City, Friends and local TRL staff, the building was thoroughly renovated and expanded by 1,000 square feet in 1998. A new circulation desk, improved lighting, new furniture, and expanded stacks and collections were included in the renovation.

2023 Refresh:

The Ilwaco Timberland Library is receiving it's biggest update in 15 years. Updates to the building will provide necessary enhancements that will revitalize and modernize the space, as well as prepare the library for Expanded Access Hours (EAH) which will allow library patrons to utilize library resources beyond standard operating hours.

Patrons can look forward to fresh paint, carpet, furniture, fixtures, and a new layout that provides more space for children and teen areas. 

This planned renovation is part of an ongoing effort to adapt library services and spaces to meet the needs of our local community, improve ADA/accessibility, and cleanability of soft surfaces, which became a necessity during the Covid-19 pandemic. 


  • Status: Annexed city, city-owned building
  • Square Footage: 2,605