NOLS has physical and digital collections to support research on local history topics. See below to learn more about accessing these collections.


Past years of Clallam County newspapers, many of which are now discontinued, have been scanned and saved.

Microfilm Collection
At the Library

Several area newspapers are available in the microfilm collection. Microfilm reader computers are available in Port Angeles and Clallam Bay.


In the Catalog

From telescopes to rhythm kits, NOLS offers library materials in order to best meet the evolving needs of our community.

Kellogg Collection

A collection of over 5,000 photos and negatives from the late 19th and early 20th centuries that was donated to NOLS.

Port Angeles archive room

Local History Archives
At the Library

Local history resources including books, maps, pamphlets, Vertical Files, ephemera, and more.

Other Helpful Resources

Other Resources

NOLS provides access to a variety of third-party services to meet the needs of the community. Third party vendors are governed by their own terms, privacy policies and practices, not the Library’s. NOLS advises users to review Terms of Service and Privacy policies before agreeing to use any online service. If you are accessing online resources from home or outside the library, a library barcode number and password will be requested. If you have questions about how to use them, please talk to staff at any branch, email us at or call 360-417-8500.