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 open!

We have reopened to 6 patrons at a time our ususal hours of 2-5pm , Tuesdays through Saturdays. Curbside service is also available during open hours. 

Our opening allows individuals, couples, or parent/child pairs to be in the library to select materials for checkout within a 30 minute time period, or use public computers for essential business. We are requiring that patrons wear face masks, and we will have diposable gloves and hand sanitizer available. These measures are to protect the health of vulnerable patrons and staff.

For curbside (actually “front porch”) pickup, patrons will phone (360-795-3254) or email ( with a list of materials after selecting them from the online catalog at  <>, or on the library website <>, and arrange a time between 2 and 5 pm Tuesdays through Saturdays to collect the bagged materials with their name from a table on the front porch.

Remember, our wifi will continue to broadcast and be accessible from our parking lot 24/7, and materials may be returned to the book drop at the back of the building.

Thank you for your patience with our new procedures.

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


See the next slide for links to free ebooks!






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!






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:


Have you been counted yet?  Almost one-half of the households in Wahkiakum County have not answered the census.  Don't be part of that group -- answer the census now.  You can go online at or call toll-free to 844.330.2020 (English) or 844.468.2020 (Spanish).  Don't have access to the internet?  Come to the library and use one of our computers.  Remember, if you don't answer the census now, someone will come to your home later this summer to collect that information.  Do the right thing for Wahkiakum County and answer the census now.

For census info click link above!


United States Census Bureau

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):



     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, November 5th, at 12:45pm in the library. The public is welcome to bring facemasks and attend.

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.