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Directory of Washington Libraries

The Directory of Washington Libraries provides information on all types of libraries within the state, including names, addresses, and phone numbers. The Directory of Washington Libraries' last print edition was 2007 and has been since replaced with an online searchable database at

Library Fact Sheets

Legislative District Fact Sheets

Legislative District Fact Sheets can now be found on the Legislative Fact Sheets page.

Congressional District Fact Sheets

The fact sheets illustrate funding and support from the Washington State Library to libraries across the state. Fact sheets are organized by congressional district (below) as well as a Statewide.

Public Library Survey & Usage Reports

Public libraries continue to see increases in use even as hours are reduced and budgets remain stagnant or decline. Those are the conclusions of two new reports produced by the Washington State Library

2010 Public Library Survey

2010 Usage Report

2008 Usage Report

Public Library Trustee Manual

The Public Library Trustee Manual gives a basic understanding of the governing powers and duties of public library trustees. They highlight information about library issues that all trustees must address.

The Public Library Trustee Manual has been replaced by the Washington Public Library Trustee Wiki.

Shared Vision for Education: Connecting Educators, Families and Libraries

A resource guide for educators, families, and libraries which highlights the educational values of libraries.

A Shared Vision for Education (pdf)

Washington Academic Library Statistics

Nationwide academic library statistics are collected biennially by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Library Statistics Program.

Washington Public Library Statistics

Public library statistics including budget, collections, and usage data, are collected and compiled on an annual basis by Library Development staff. More statistics are available from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Washington 2015 Map of Public Library Service (Unchanged for 2016)

2016 Full Report (1.6 MB)

2016 Excel Spreadsheet - Note: there are multiple tabs

2016 Report Categories

Previous Statistics (1999 - 2015)

Washington State National Rankings 1995-2013

Legislative Updates

Updates are available via Between the Lines, the Washington State Library blog.

A historical listing of legislative reports in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Adobe Reader - Click to Download

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