Ask a Librarian

We are available to answer questions via telephone, email, and chat from 8PM - 5PM Monday through Friday. Our lobby hours are 10AM - 4PM Monday through Friday; the Library’s Reading Room is open by appointment only from 10AM - 4PM, Monday through Friday. We are closed on weekends and state holidays. Email requests may be submitted any time.

Email

Questions are answered in the order they are received. We do our best to respond within two business days. If you are looking for an obituary, more options are available for accessing obituaries in Washington newspapers.

Email Form

Accessible Chat

Use this link to chat with us if you use a screen reader, have vision problems, or if you would simply like a larger chat box. The full size chat screen allows you to change font size, text color, and background color, plus you can set an audible notification sound for incoming messages.

Chat

Telephone

Call us at (360) 704-5221 between the hours of 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday.

In-Person

Schedule an appointment Monday through Friday, 10 AM to 4 PM to consult with a librarian or access the library’s collections. We are located in Tumwater, Washington at 6880 Capitol Boulevard South. We are closed on state holidays and weekends. If you have questions about scheduling an appointment, we urge you to call or chat with us ahead of time in order to make the most of your visit. We look forward to assisting you!

Mail

Send us a letter:

Reference Section
Washington State Library
P.O. Box 42460
Olympia, WA 98504-2460