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.
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.
Beanstack is a service provided by NOLS that will offer fun reading challenges and contests. It’s a web and mobile application that will make it easier for you to track your reading progress at home or school.
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.
The North Olympic Library System welcomes your comments about the Library. We encourage you to bring your comments, questions, or suggestions directly to one of the library’s customer service staff or fill out the online form.
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.
The Library offers many services and resources for people with disabilities. In Port Angeles, services include electric scooters 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.
Laptops are available for a 2-hour loan period, for use on library property. The laptops automatically connect to NOLS Wi-Fi (and do not connect to any other network). Laptops are available to NOLS cardholders on a first-come, first-served basis during library curbside hours.
Getting a library card is easy! If you are a resident of Clallam County, bring in proof of identification and an item with your current local address on it. The library offers several types of library cards.
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.
Explore The North Olympic Library System’s collection of unique items available for check out. From telescopes to rhythm kits, NOLS offers unexpected types of library materials in order to best meet the evolving needs of our community.
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.
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.
From Ancestry.com to Consumer Reports, NOLS offers dozens of online resources for free! If you have questions about how to use them, please talk to staff at any branch, email us at Discover@nols.org or call 360-417-8500.
Public computers are available at all NOLS libraries. 15 minute express stations provide quick and easy Internet access. Full service stations allow patrons to go online, use Microsoft applications including Word and Excel and print to NOLS printers.
Here’s the place to suggest an item that you have not been able to find in the library catalog. Unfortunately, NOLS is not able to purchase all suggested items, and not all items are available through interlibrary loan.