The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) is a junior taxing district providing public library services to all of Clallam County, Washington. The Library System is governed by a five member Board of Trustees, the members of which are appointed by the Clallam County Commissioners. The Library is supported primarily by property taxes. Additional revenue comes in the form of taxes on public and private timber harvests as well as overdue fines and charges and other miscellaneous income. The System consists of a Main Library in Port Angeles, branches in Clallam Bay, Forks and Sequim, an Outreach program providing books and other materials to people who are homebound, and a variety of web-based services.
Read NOLS' Strategic Initiatives.
Announcements about upcoming programs and events, news about changes at the Library, and new services and programs.
Find policies and regulations governing Library operations, including Collection Management, Borrowing privileges, Confidentiality of records, and more.
The Library Board of Trustees consists of five residents of Clallam County appointed by the County Commissioners. The Board strives to represent the entire geographic area of Clallam County. The Library Director is appointed by the Library Board to administer the services and programs of the Library.
Each branch of the North Olympic Library System is fortunate to be supported by a Friends of the Library group. The Friends serve as advocates for the library and they raise funds to support projects and programs beyond the limits of public funds.
Find out more about the North Olympic Library System through the 2011 Annual Report.
Join the team and serve the public in a dynamic, fun and stimulating environment. Check here for employment opportunities at the North Olympic Library System.
There are many ways to help the North Olympic Library System and your local branch. Make a gift. Volunteer. Recommend titles for the Library collection. Suggest changes and improvements in services.
The North Olympic Library System welcomes your comments and suggestions about the Library. Comment cards are available in all Library branches.
Library service began as early as 1912 in Clallam County. In the 1940s, the Clallam County Rural Library was formed, eventually bringing in the municipal libraries of Port Angeles, Sequim, and Forks. A bookmobile served outlying areas including Clallam Bay.