book-stackThe mission of the Cathlamet Public Library is to inspire lifelong learning,
promote literacy, and improve the quality of life in Wahkiakum County.

Cathlamet Public Library


Beginning on Tuesday, March 17, the Cathlamet Public Library will be closed until further notice.

Current library materials are now not due until June 2, 2020, and will not be accruing late fees during this time.

See the next slide for links to free ebooks!

We have taken this difficult step out of concern for the health for our community, patrons, and volunteers. Evidence is compelling that limiting social contacts can help reduce the potential for the Coronavirus/COVID-19 to spread throughout our community. Libraries by nature provide publically shared materials and spaces.

If we can in any way restore services at some level, we will share this welcome news as soon and as widely as possible.

We recognize the serious impact that this decision will have on all of us.

As we work through future options, please continue to contact us at 360-795-3254 or email Librarian Carol Blix at We will also post updates to our website at

Our website offers a variety of resources such as ebooks, e-audiobooks, resource databases, all available with your library card number and password. If you need to set up a password on an existing card, let us know your name and contact information by phone message or email, and we will get back to you.  You can return any library materials as usual to our book drop at the back of the Library. In addition our wifi will continue to broadcast and be accessible from our parking lot 24/7.

Thank you for your understanding.

     Carol Blix, Librarian, on behalf of the Library Board and volunteers



Links to free E-Books and E-Audiobooks:


Cathlamet Public Library is offering

temporary free library cards to access 

Washington Anytime Library downloadable

e-books and e-audiobooks!!

Click on the link to access free card signups:

Project Gutenberg, Open Library, Google ebookstore, Amazon Free Kindle Books and more:

Click on logos: - K-6 children's ebook database - K-6 math ebook database - gr 7-12 ebook database - all ages audio book database - a huge collection of Romance novels for the older crowd (some are steamy)!






COVID-19 Resources

Link to Wahkiakum County's COVID-19 page:

Learning and Entertainment Resources

Free online resources from the Washington State Library for COVID-19, and learning and entertainment resources for home schoolers, workers-at-home, and career builders, and for librarians and K-20 educators:

Link to Washington State Library's COVID-19 resources:


Need help applying for unemployment in

Washington State?


Click the link below for information you need to have

ready to apply:



We are excited to announce that we’ve partnered with the @uscensusbureau to support the #2020Census! As a partner, we’ll be working to ensure that our community is accurately represented. To learn about the upcoming census, visit

For census info click link above!


United States Census Bureau

     Click images below to access Newsbank Resources

     with your 14-digit library card number.

Access World News

Find global information on topics related to business, economics, education, government, health, homework help, international studies, politics, science, social issues, sports, STEM and more from a variety of news media featuring newspapers, videos and web-only content.

Washington State News

Explore and research people, events and issues across Washington State.  This resource contains news sources from across the state including: the Bellingham Herald, Chinook Observer, Chronicle, Columbian, Daily Herald, Daily News, Daily Record, Daily World, Kitsap Sun, News Tribune, The Olympian, Seattle Times, Spokesman-Review, Tri-City Herald, Yakima Herald-Republic and more.

Search more than 30 years of Seattle area history with the Seattle Times Collection.  Coverage from 1985 through today with full-color newspaper pages, individual articles, and content only published online.

How to use Access World News:

How to Use Suggested Topics:


Linkedin's Lynda Database is now available for all your free Education, Business and Technology class needs!

Click the link below to sign in with your library card and PIN (password):



The filing date for 2019 Income Taxes to be due has been extended by the IRS to Wednesday, July 15, 2020.
Cathlamet Public Library Has 2019 Tax Forms!

Librarian Carol Blix reports that the Cathlamet Public Library now has 2019 tax forms and instruction booklets available for the public. 1040 and 1040-SR forms and instruction booklets can be obtained during the library's open hours, Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 2-5pm. For further information call 360-795-3254 during those hours, or leave us a message.

There is now an easier way to access e-books and audiobooks on Washington Anytime Library!

Get the Libby app!

Not reading with Libby yet? Download our new one-tap reading app, today!

The Meeting of the Library Board of Trustees, scheduled for the first Thursday of May, at 1 pm is being held as a Zoom meeting due to the library closure for COVID-19 concerns.

The public is invited to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: May Library Board Meeting
Time: May 7, 2020 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 890 0121 7565
Password: 7dxeUj

The proposed agenda is at the link below:


Made possible with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services
through the Washington State Library, Office of the Secretary of State.