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.
Links to sites and materials that can help you through hard times including finding jobs, home mortgage assistance, money management and training.
Check out the many valuable library resources available
including books, videos, databases and more.
It’s all about books! Find reviews and best sellers lists, search databases created especially for readers, browse Nancy Pearl’s favorite titles and explore links to the best websites for voracious readers.
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.
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. In addition, you'll find links to ask a librarian a research question and to make a comment about your Library.
If you’re a “second halfer”, the Library is your best resource for information, recreational reading and cultural programs. Researching your next travel destination? Need books printed in large type? Looking to connect with others who share your hobby? Here are just a few ways the Library can help.
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.
The NOLS Main Library, the Port Angeles Branch, offers many services and resources for people with disabilities, including electric scooters with book baskets for use in the Library, described video cassettes and a computer with a magnifying screen for people with vision impairments, and more.
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 over 5,000 photographs.
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.
Get A Library Card
Check out books, DVDs, CDs, magazines and other materials. Place holds and have books sent to your local branch. Use public computers at all four library branches. Log in to find articles and information in more than a dozen research databases. Your library card is the key to all of this and much more. Don't have a library card? It's easy. Here's how to get one...
NOLS Library Mission
The North Olympic Library System promotes the joy of reading, the power of ideas and lifelong learning, and provides all residents of Clallam County equal access to a variety of library resources. Read about the Library's activities in 2011 and NOLS' Strategic Initiatives.
Support The Library
The North Olympic Library System is Clallam County's public library. There are many ways you can help insure its excellence today and for future generations. Make a suggestion to improve service. Recommend a title for purchase. Volunteer. Make a general donation or contribute funds for a specific purpose. Join the Friends of the Library. Learn more