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News & Alerts2020-10-09T15:37:50-07:00

Curbside Service Hours Have Changed!

Curbside service is available 10am-6pm Monday and Wednesday; 10am-4pm Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
(the Clallam Bay Branch remains closed on Saturdays).

All NOLS library buildings remain closed to the public. Get all of the details of NOLS’ restart plan here.

Celebrate Native Northwest Art and Culture

In honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the library will host a series of videos about Northwest Native art and culture compiled by several local tribes from the Olympic Peninsula and the greater Puget Sound Area.

Brainfuse JobNow

New NOLS online resource launched!

JobNow is a versatile online service designed to support every step of the job search process. JobNow features live online coaches who assist in resume/cover letter preparation, job interview help, and more!

Brainfuse HelpNow

New NOLS online resource launched!

HelpNow is a live online tutoring service designed to help with K-12 subjects, provide writing support and access to practice exams for ACT, SAT, GED, US Citizenship Test and more. Assistance is available in English and Spanish.

Check Out Washington!

New NOLS gear addition launched!

Check Out Washington! Daypacks are now available at all NOLS locations! NOLS has partnered with other local agencies to help families explore WA State Parks - for free!

NOLS Grab Bag

Miss browsing the collection? Request a NOLS Grab Bag! Each bag will contain up to 10 items selected by library staff and will be available for pickup via curbside service.

Free Mask Distribution

Free masks are now available at all NOLS branches while supplies last.

NOLS Restart Plan

Curbside library service, including returns and holds pick-up, is available 11am-5pm Monday through Friday at all NOLS locations, and Saturday 10am to 2pm in Port Angeles, Sequim and Forks. To help slow the spread of the coronavirus, all NOLS branches remain closed to the public. Get all of the details of NOLS’ restart plan here.

NOLS Board of Trustees Appoints Next Director

The Board of Trustees of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) has appointed Noah Glaude to be the next Executive Director. Glaude has been Assistant Director at NOLS since May of 2016. Glaude will succeed Margaret Jakubcin, who will retire in July.

Online Resource Page: Stay Home, Stay Safe

The North Olympic Library System has curated a webpage specifically to assist you while you stay home and stay safe. The Stay Home, Stay Safe webpage provides resources for self-care, learning from home, as well as COVID-19 news from reliable sources and more! Learn. Create. Connect. Start exploring at www.nols.org/stay-home-stay-safe.

“Drive-In WiFi Hotspot” Available for Free Internet Use

Many parts of Clallam County do not have adequate internet service. Through Washington State University Extension, the Washington State Broadband Office, the Washington State Library and Microsoft, free, wireless internet access is available in the parking lot at the Forks Branch Library. Come check out our Drive-In WiFi Hotspot!

NOLS Help Available by Phone

The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) is now offering customer service by phone from 1–5pm, Monday through Saturday. Call any of the four NOLS libraries, and select option 2 for Customer Service. Library staff will be available to answer questions about how to get a library card, how to access online resources such as free downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks, and questions regarding library accounts. The Port Angeles Main Library phone number is 360.417.8500x2. You may press 2 at any time during the greeting to be transferred to library staff during the open phone hours.

North Olympic Library System Director Announces Retirement

The Board of the North Olympic Library System has announced that Library Director Margaret Jakubcin plans to retire in the summer of 2020. “My thirteen-year journey with NOLS has been a remarkable adventure, full of many personal and professional satisfactions, as well as some painful defeats,” said Jakubcin. “I am proud to have been a part of this organization’s growth and transformation, and honored to have served alongside NOLS’ hardworking, creative, and caring staff.”

NOLS will be conducting a nationwide recruitment to select the next Library Director.

Blackstone Publishing Boycott

Effective August 1, 2019, North Olympic Library System (NOLS) has joined 45 Washington libraries in boycotting Blackstone Publishing’s eAudiobooks. 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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