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News & Alerts2020-01-21T09:38:02-08:00
All NOLS branches will be closed Monday, January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  All locations will resume normal hours on January 21.

Hoopla Checkout Limit Changes

Beginning February 1, 2020, NOLS patrons will be limited to 5 checkouts per month via Hoopla, a decrease from the previous limit of 7. This change is necessary so that 2020 checkouts—for which the library is charged individually—do not exceed the budget.

If you have questions about Hoopla, or about other streaming library services, email ehelp@nols.org or contact your local NOLS branch.

Macmillan Publishing Boycott

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.

Blackstone Publishing Boycott

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.

Read & Ride

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!

NOLS is Fine Free!

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.

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