About the Library
|Regular Hours||2015-2016 Holiday Closures|
Tuesday & Wednesday: 10am - 7pm
Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 3pm
Sunday & Monday: CLOSED
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
Christmas: Fri, Dec 25
New Year's Day: Fri, Jan 1
Martin Luther King Day: Mon, Jan 18
Presidents' Day: Mon, Feb 15
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.
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.
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.
Square Footage: 1600
Meeting Room: no
Display/Bulletin Board: yes
Wheelchair Accessible: yes
Adaptive Equipment: no
- Circulation: 28,555
- Collection size: 10,000 items
- Service area population: 4,100
- Library programs: 142. With attendance of: 1203
- Computer workstation users: 6,402
- Gate Count (People visiting the Library): 21,885*