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Name: Cindy
Title: State Librarian
Organization: State of Washington
Address: Washington State Library
Office of the Secretary of State
PO Box 42460
City: Tumwater
State: WA
Zip Code: 98504
Phone: (360) 704-5200 n/a


Library Agency Homepage:
Virtual Library:
State Home Page:
Governor: Jay Inslee (1/16/13)
Library Association:
Friends of the Library Association: <
Trustee Association:
Other State Library Links:
      Agency website (Office of the Secretary of State):


Link to IMLS Public Library Statistics Webpage:

Year the data below was released: 2012
URL for Statewide Public Library Statistics:
Population: 6,767,900
Number of Public Libraries: 62
Total Circulation: 85,794,833
Circulation Per Capita: 12.68
Total Library Operating Income: $380,043,324
Total Expenditures: 341,495,583
Expenditures per capita:$50.46
State Support:$370,424
Total Construction Funding:
Materials Loaned to other Libraries: 103,024


Link to IMLS State Library Statistics Webpage:

Year the data below was released: 2012
Governance Structure: As of July 1, 2002, the Washington State Library is a division within the Office of the Secretary of State.
Library Legislation:
Chapter 27 Revised Code of Washington
Library Standards:
Allied and Other Special Operations:
The State Archives of Washington which includes Records Management is a parallel division of the Washington Office of the Secretary of State.
Number of Service Outlets: 16
Collections: 2,020,779
Staff: 67.13 FTEs
Income: $9,644,286
Expenditures: ?
Employment Opportunities:


LSTA Five Year Plan:
Other Relevant Links to State Library Publications:

LSTA Five-Year Evaluation:
Statewide Vision
Link to Public Library Survey Data:
Legislative District Fact Sheets:
Congressional District Fact Sheets:
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Online Directory of Libraries in Washington State
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