The North Olympic Library System Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing on the Library’s 2020 Operating Budget during the Board’s regular meeting on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at 5:30pm in the Port Angeles Main Library.
In response to business practices that create barriers for library patrons, the Washington Digital Library Consortium, of which North Olympic Library System (NOLS) is a member, has chosen to boycott Macmillan Publishers’ eBooks and eAudiobooks for 14 months, beginning November 1, 2019, and ending December 31, 2020.
Effective August 1, 2019, North Olympic Library System (NOLS) has joined 45 Washington libraries in boycotting Blackstone Publishing’s eAudiobooks for a period of six months. The boycott is in protest of Blackstone business practices that create barriers for library patrons and impact library collections and budgets.
Need something to read on your commute? With the new Read & Ride program, it’s easy - just grab a book while you’re on the bus! Take a seat on the bus and settle in – we’ve got your reading needs covered. The North Olympic Library System is partnering with Clallam Transit to provide reading material for your journey. Thanks to donations from the North Olympic Library Foundation, select bus routes now have books and magazines that you can read and return or read and share with someone else. Jump on board and Read & Ride today!
Beginning September 1, 2019, your library is fine free! The North Olympic Library System will no longer charge overdue fines for items returned late. This change helps ensure equitable and free access to library materials and services for everyone in our community.
NOLS is not alone in eliminating fines. Libraries across North America are going fine free to reduce access barriers. Earlier this year the American Library Association passed a resolution encouraging libraries to eliminate fines. You can read the NOLS Board of Trustees resolution about going fine free, and the reports that underlay that decision, here.