San Juan Islands Community Resource Guide

Resources for our residents and community wellness through health and social services, education and volunteering.

Orcas Island Public Library

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Orcas Island Public Library

The Orcas Island Public Library supports all learners on the island by maintaining strong collections, online resources, and services; serves as a welcoming place for reflection, exploration, discussion, and community networking; and reaches out effectively to all groups and individuals who will benefit from receiving services away from the Library.

An Island Library District in the State of Washington, IRS category: 170(c)(1)

Director: Phil Heikkinen pheikkinen@orcaslibrary.org

Mailing Address: 500 Rose Street, Eastsound, WA,98245

Phone: 360-376-4985

Contact: pheikkinen@orcaslibrary.org

Website: www.orcaslibrary.org

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/Orcas-Island-Public-Library-338769492435

Target Audience or Areas Served or Area of Operation: Free membership to anyone living, working, or owning property on Orcas Island; also, free membership is offered to library cardholders on Lopez and San Juan Island; also, affordable visitor and annual memberships are available. All ages are welcome, and anyone can use our wifi and facilities for free.

Volunteer Needs: Checkout, shelving, book processing, cataloging, landscaping, handyman

Charitable donations accepted?  Yes

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San Juan Island Library

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San Juan Island Library

The San Juan Island Library provides community access to diverse and relevant collections, information resources, and services in support of individual educational, occupational, and recreational interests. The Library offers a welcoming place for community connection and promotes exploration of the joys of reading and of learning, while encouraging the discovery of life’s possibilities.

Director: Laurie Orton, lorton@sjlib.org

Mailing Address: 1010 Guard Street, Friday Harbor, Washington, 98250

Phone: 360-378-2798

Contact: sjlib@sjlib.org


Social Media:
 https://www.facebook.com/San-Juan-Island-Library-68040594074/

Website: www.sjlib.org

Target Audience or Areas Served or Area of Operation: Free membership to anyone living, working, or owning property on San Juan Island; also, free membership is offered to library cardholders on Lopez and Orcas Island; also, affordable visitor and annual memberships are available. All ages are welcome, and anyone can use our wifi and facilities for free. Seniors, spanish speakers, teens. We offer English Language classes, storytimes, events and and technology classes.

Volunteer Needs: Over 100 active volunteers help in a variety of ways from returning items to Library shelves, tutoring English as a second language, assisting library users with technology, preparing library materials to circulate to the public, organizing and hanging art shows, and helping with children’s and adult programs.

Charitable donations accepted?  Yes. Contributions to the Library are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. New titles by popular authors may be added to the library while older books may be donated to the Friends of the Library, a 501 (c) 3 organization that supports the public library.

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