The North Olympic Library System provides a wide range of services. You’ll find something for everyone at the libraries in Port Angeles, Clallam Bay, Forks, and Sequim. The Library also offers services through the Outreach program and online.
Reference assistance via email? You bet. The professional librarians at the North Olympic Library System are ready to help you, and if they can’t find the answer, they’ll forward your question to other libraries and agencies.
NOLS is offering local organizations, businesses and community groups the opportunity to use new integrated software to connect with community members. Community Profiles are searchable, customizable listings that can distribute community information.
The Library offers many services and resources for people with disabilities.
In Port Angeles, services include electric scooters with
book baskets for use in the Library and a computer with
a magnifying screen for people with vision impairments.
All branches have large print materials and audio books.
In 1970, Bert Kellogg donated a collection of over 5,000 photos and negatives from the late 19th and early 20th centuries to the North Olympic Library System. Mr. Kellogg worked for 30 years copying and restoring photos that he borrowed from old timers, found in old trunks, or purchased at rummage sales.
Do you want to strengthen your résumé, learn how to use basic computer programs, or improve your advanced technology skills? The Microsoft Imagine Academy offers more than 400 free online courses and resources that are now available at the North Olympic Library System.
The NOLS Grows Seed Library is a seed exchange kiosk, stocked with small, pre-packaged quantities of free vegetable seeds and other educational materials related to gardening, growing, and seed-saving.
All NOLS locations offer community meeting rooms for public use. Use of Library meeting rooms is free to non-profit and community groups for qualifying meetings and programs that are open to the public. Individuals or organizations not able to meet the criteria for free may be eligible to rent.
The Archives Room at the Port Angeles Branch Library includes an outstanding collection of historical resources about Port Angeles and the north Olympic Peninsula, including primary sources, high school yearbooks, city directories, historic newspapers, maps and more.
Request reading suggestions online! Using information you provide about your reading history and preferences-as much or as little as you want in the form below-staff will create a customized booklist. Let us know what you thought about the titles.
Educator Cards allow an extended check out period of 42 days for materials (except DVDs and Interlibrary Loans), and do not incur overdue fines. Materials checked out to an educator card cannot be renewed and charges for lost and damaged items still apply.
Use this link to find items in the Library catalog or to request an item that the North Olympic Library System doesn’t have. The Library’s interlibrary loan service can search a worldwide database of library holdings to find that elusive title and borrow it on your behalf.
Customer service is your library's top priority! Would you like to ask a librarian about some information you've been trying to find? Would you like to request an item from the library catalog? You might want to ask for an item that is not in the library catalog. And, as always, the library welcomes your comments.
With NOLS Video, you can watch videos from Library events, explore what the Library has to offer, and learn how to do many common Library activities. To learn more, you can watch the video below, or visit the Library YouTube channel.
If you have difficulty getting out of your house or care facility because of a disability, illness or other condition, the Library’s Outreach program can be your link with the Library. Trained volunteers will bring you books, DVDs, talking books or braille materials and return materials when you’re finished with them.
For a limited time, the North Olympic Library System is partnering with Washington State Library to offer free Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification exams as a part of the Microsoft Imagine Academy program (a $150 value per exam).
The North Olympic Library can help you write a business plan, find a lost relative, or select a great book to read on a wintry evening. Trained staff can help your children build their reading skills, and each branch library offers a public meeting room for community meetings and events.