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About the Library

Library Hours/Holidays

Regular Hours 2014-2015 Holiday Closures

Tuesday & Wednesday: 11am - 8pm

Thursday: CLOSED

Friday & Saturday: 11am - 5pm

Sunday & Monday: CLOSED

Christmas: Thu, Dec 25

New Year's Day: Thu, Jan 1

Martin Luther King Day: Mon, Jan 19

Presidents' Day: Mon, Feb 16

Memorial Day: Mon, May 25

Independence Day: Sat, July 4

Cascade Day: Sat, Aug 15

Labor Day: Mon, Sep 7

Veterans Day: Wed, Nov 11

Thanksgiving: Thu, Nov 26

'Thanksgiving' observed: Fri, Nov 27

Using the Library

Everyone can use library materials and services on-site for no charge.

If you have an Internet connection, the website can be accessed from home, allowing use of the databases, searching the catalog, checking on your account, renewing items and requesting items.

How to get a Library card

People living in or owning property in the rural areas of the Concrete School District support the Library District through their property taxes and are eligible for library cards.

People living inside Concrete city limits or outside the Library district pay a non-resident fee to check out materials.

Photo ID and proof of current physical address are required to get a card. Children under 16 must have permission of a parent or guardian.

Individual card: $30 per year or $8 per quarter
Family card: $30 first card, $10 each additional card.
Senior (65+)/Handicapped: $25 per year

Library District Boundaries

The Upper Skagit Library District, in Eastern Skagit County, includes the rural area within the Concrete School District, from Lusk Road east to the county line. The town of Concrete and Mansford Precinct (near Darrington) are not included in the Junior Taxing District. View a map of the district boundaries.

Interlibrary Loans

If you cannot find the author or title of a book you want at the Upper Skagit Library, we can try to get the item through interlibrary loan. Newly published items cannot be borrowed and academic libraries charge $20-25 to lend their books. Usually we are able to find most items at the local libraries. Postage charges of $2 for each requested interlibrary loan item will be charged.

Test Proctoring Services

If you are involved in Distance Learning or Correspondence Courses to advance your education or to help find a new job, test proctoring is available at the Upper Skagit Library. Arrangements should be made at least a week in advance with the Library's Director (360-853-7939). It may be possible to schedule a test before 11am, at the discretion of the proctor.

Technology

The library offers free Wi-Fi internet access 24/7. During library hours, there are four public workstations available for an hour's use per day. A fifteen-minute express station is also available. The library also has an Early Learning Station (AWE) for kids. The Library Tech plan is available here.

Accommodations

Square Footage: 1600
Computers: 5
Printer/Copier: 1
Meeting Room: no
Parking: yes
Display/Bulletin Board: yes
Wheelchair Accessible: yes
Adaptive Equipment: no

Statistics 2013

  • Circulation: 22,417
  • Collection size: 10,000 items
  • Service area population: 4,100
  • Library programs: 146. With attendance of: 635
  • Computer workstation users: 6,686
  • Gate Count (People visiting the Library): 24,206

Library Policies

Hours

  • Tues. & Wed. 11am to 8pm
  • Thursday CLOSED
  • Fri. & Sat. 11am to 5pm
  • Sunday & Monday CLOSED

Directions & Map

The Upper Skagit Library is located at the corner of Main and Douglas Vose III Way. Google Map

Contact

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Library Board of Trustees

The Library Board of Trustees meets on the third Thursday of the month at 5pm in the library. The public is invited to attend.

Minutes from board meetings are found here.