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About the State Library

Rand Simmons, State Librarian
rand.simmons@sos.wa.gov

Location: Point Plaza East
6880 Capitol Blvd., Tumwater

General Information Email
askalibrarian@sos.wa.gov

Mail: PO Box 42460
Olympia WA 98504-2460

Telephone:
Reception: (360) 704-5200
Circulation: (360) 704-5213
Reference: (360) 704-5221

Vision, Mission and Purpose

Vision

To ensure that Washingtonians have access to the information they need today and to the history of Washington for tomorrow.

Mission and Purpose

  • Collect, preserve, and make accessible to Washingtonians materials on the government, history, culture, and natural resources of the state.
  • Provide leadership and coordination of services to all libraries in the state of Washington.
  • Support the information needs of residents in state institutions and of the visually impaired.
  • Serve as the primary source in the region for published information from the federal government.