FAQ - Library
Visit the Anacortes Public Library page for more information.
Can I donate to the library?
Yes! Financial donations may be made either to the Friends of the Library, the Anacortes Library Foundation, or Library Endowment Fund. Donations are tax deductible. Books and other materials are also accepted. Please call the library for guidelines, or get a list at the library of materials that we can use.
Do our resident library card holders have privileges at other libraries in Skagit County?
Yes, the Anacortes library has reciprocal borrowing agreements with La Conner, Burlington, Mount Vernon, Sedro-Woolley and the Upper Skagit Library District. Anacortes resident card holders are required to come to our library first to be approved for a reciprocal card.
Do you have volunteer opportunities?
Yes, we have many long-term and short-term projects for volunteers. Call the library at (360) 293-1910 for more information and ask for Angela Hays, our Volunteer Coordinator. Volunteer opportunities are also available through participation in the Friends of the Library, the Library Foundation, and the Library Jazz Committee.
How do I find out what is happening at the Library?
Visit the Library website for the current week’s program, monthly calendars and current newsletter.
How do I get a library card?
Library Cards are free to residents who live within the City of Anacortes. Those who live outside of the City limits may purchase a card for $80 per year. To get a card you need to complete a registration form. More information is available on the library web page, which may be accessed from the Anacortes City Web page or directly at the Library website.
How long may I keep materials?
Borrowing periods are as follows: Books 28 days; Periodicals, Music, Books on CD or Audiocassette, 14 days; and Videos and DVD’s 7 days. Popular titles in high demand are checked out for 14 days only and may not be renewed. Most other items may be renewed once online, by telephone or at the library.
What else does my library offer?
The Anacortes Library offers much more than books - Adult programs and author visits, free use of the Community Meeting room and Study rooms, Internet access, Online databases, downloadable Audiobooks, Story times, Teen programs, and computers for Word processing and other software programs.
What if I can’t find what I want?
Don’t give up- ask a library staff member for assistance. We may be able to find them. If they are not available at the library, we may be able to borrow them or consider them for purchase.
What if I want to keep materials longer?
You may renew most materials online through the library catalog. If you need assistance to renew the materials, call the library at (360) 293-1910
Where is the library located and when is it open?
The library is located at 1220 10th St. The library is open: Monday, 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM; Tuesday-Wednesday, 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM; Thursday-Friday, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM; Saturday, Noon - 5:00 PM, and Sunday, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM.
Who may use the Library Meeting room?
The Meeting room is available to community members. It is not available for commercial use. Reservations may be made by calling the library at (360) 293-1910, ext. 21.
Anacortes Public Library
1220 10th St
Corner of 10th Street and M Avenue
Mailing Address: 1220 10th St Anacortes WA 98221
Library Telephone: (360) 293-1910
Fax: (360) 293-1929