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 is offering

Curbside checkout only at this time



Due to COVID concerns and the wellbeing of our staff and volunteers, Cathlamet Public Library will be offering only curbside service effective immediately. Materials for return can be placed in the book drop at the back of the library. Patrons can select materials for checkout on the library catalog on our website <> and place them on hold, from their account's shopping cart or email a list of desired items to, or phone us at 360-795-3254. We will be happy to contact the patron to schedule a pick-up time, and have their checked-out materials ready in a bag on the curbside table at the front door. Hours for curbside pick-ups are Tuesdays through Saturdays, 2-5pm.

Remember, our wifi will continue to broadcast and be accessible from our parking lot 24/7. The password and network name are posted on the front door.

Patrons who have phones, laptops or tablets able to access our wifi printer app may come to the door during open hours for a password to send their documants to our printer. B/W copies are  $0.10/page, or $0.25 for color. 

We are able to accept credit card information over the phone for library card renewal, or other fees.

Thank you for your understanding.

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


See the next slide for links to ebooks!





Mobile Hotspots are here!


Cathlamet Public Library now has Mobile Hotspots that established patrons in good standing can check out to:

  • Allow patrons to complete tasks that require internet access such as completion of school assignments; looking for and applying for jobs, assistance, and housing; connecting with others via videoconferencing; accessing consumer health information or attending a telemedicine appointment; downloading e-books and e-audiobooks, and other generic uses of the internet.
  • Allow patrons to test cellular data availability before selecting a cellular broadband service.

Circulation rules. Hotspot borrowers must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age, with a Cathlamet Public Library account in good standing.
  • Checkout no more than one hotspot per household at a time.
  • Abide by the library’s Internet Acceptable Use Policy.
  • Assume any and all liability for the cost, repair, or replacement in the event of loss due to theft, damage, negligence, misuse or failure to return.
  • Return the device and all accessories in the travel case provided. Hotspots may be returned to the library during open hours or placed in the library’s book drop.

Contact the library by email at or by phone at 360-795-3254 for more information.

Cathlamet Public Library Now Has Tax Forms and Instruction Books!

Booklets containing 1040 and 1040-SR tax forms, Schedules 1 through 3, and Schedule LEP (request for change in language preference) for 2020 have been delivered to the Cathlamet Public Library. Detailed instruction booklets for the forms have arrived! The library is currently providing curbside service only and closed to public entry, but patrons may knock on the front door to request tax forms during scheduled open hours, Tuesdays through Saturdays, 2-5pm. For further questions phone 360-795-3254, or email

Cathlamet Public Library has Discover Passes for checkout.
Check Out Washington makes a limited edition Discover Pass available through participating libraries. Cathlamet Public Library now has two Discover passes available for patrons to checkout and use for free admission to visit millions of acres of state recreation lands in Washington, including:
  • More than 100 developed state parks
  • More than 350 primitive recreation sites, including campgrounds and picnic areas
  • Nearly 700 water-access points 
  • Nearly 2,000 miles of designated water and land recreation trails
  • More than 80 natural areas
  • More than 30 wildlife areas
"The Check Out Washington Pass may be used for motor vehicle access to lands managed by: Washington State Parks, Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife; any area that requires a Discover Pass.", says librarian, Carol Blix.

Contact the library for availability by calling 360-795-3254, Tuesdays through Saturdays from 2-5pm, or by email at:


Links to free E-Books and E-Audiobooks:


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

Downloadable ebooks and audiobooks are free with a valid Cathlamet Public Library borrower's card and password!

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):








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:


     Click images below to access Newsbank Resources

     with your 14-digit library card number.

Chinook Observer

Search full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and more from current and archived issues of the Chinook Observer.  Available remotely 24/7 on any device.   


Longview Daily News

Search full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and more from current and archived issues of the Longview Daily News.  Available remotely 24/7 on any device.  

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.!Seattle%2BTimes%2BCollection

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:


The next Meeting of the Library Board of Trustees, is scheduled for Thursday, March 4th, at 1 pm on Zoom. The public is welcome attend by clicking on the link to the Zoom invitation below:


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.