Curbside service and book drops are open!
The library building will not be open to the public until Phase 3, as mandated by the Governor’s Safe Start Plan.
Have items to return? Patrons can return their materials to the library book drops, now located in the library parking lot. For the safety of our patrons and staff, we cannot take items from your car- all items have to be returned to the book drops.
Please note that upon return, all items are being quarantined for at least 72 hours.
Have more questions? Visit our Curbside Pickup FAQ page, email us or leave a message at (360) 336-6209.
Our Wi-Fi is still on during regular business hours (Mon-Thurs 10am-8pm and Fri-Sat 10am-5pm).
You can get the best signal from the diagonal parking spots along 1st Street/Cleveland Ave.
We ask that if you are using our public Wi-Fi to please stay inside of a vehicle if possible and maintain appropriate social distancing from others.
WiFi Name: Public
No password required
Get Your Library Card Online
Anyone can apply for a library card online! When you use our online application, the system issues you a temporary library card number (eCard) instantly.
Eligible applicants (adults residing or owning property in the incorporated city limits of Mount Vernon) will be mailed a provisional Library card that will give full access to all of the Library’s digital resources through June 30, 2020. Once the Library re-opens, you will need to complete the application process in person with photo ID.
Do you live in Skagit County but don’t qualify for a free library card? We are now offering a two month free trial for people who live in the county but not within a library district to help with the social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apply For Your Card Now!
Online Library FAQs
What is my pin number?
Your pin number is usually the last 4 digits of your phone number. If that isn’t working, please send us an email, and we can look it up/reset it for you.
My library card is expired. What do I do?
We are actively working to renew cards that are due to expire soon. If your card has expired, isn’t working, or you’re a non-resident card holder, please send us an email, and we will work with you to get your card renewed.
Is the Library Open/Can I return my books?
The library is open for curbside service only at this time. The library building will not be open to the public until Phase 3, as mandated by the Governor’s Safe Start Plan.
If you have items to return, please place them in the library book drops, now located in the library parking lot. For the safety of our patrons and staff, we cannot take items from your car- all items have to be returned to the book drops.
I want to access ebooks/audiobooks, but the system is asking for my card and pin number, and I don’t know what it is.
Your card number is the 14-digit series under your barcode on the back of your card. Type in this number without any spaces. Your pin is the last 4 digits of your phone number.
How do I download ebooks/audiobooks?
You can view read and listen to digital books either on your computer, or you can download them to your tablet or phone. We offer 2 services for digital materials: Libby/OverDrive and Hoopla. Visit our online reading page to get started.
Learn how to use Libby/Overdrive
Youth & Family Resources
Click here to see a list of resources for youth and families. Topics include:
- Online Storytimes
- General Education/Community
- Art & Music
- Virtual Field Trips/Educational Videos
Job & Small Business Resources
- Unemployment Quick Guide - Word Format
- Unemployment Quick Guide - Text Format
- Apply for Unemployment (WA)
- Apply for Unemployment (Federal)
- Unemployment Benefits
Job Seeker Resources
- Skagit County
- Skagit County COVID-19 Updates
- Skagit Country Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing
- Skagit County Health Connection
- Washington State COVID-19 Updates
- Washington State Department of Health: Public Health Connection
- Washington State Healthcare Authority
- Obtaining emergency medical care for those with citizenship or immigration status concerns
How to correctly use a face mask (Seattle Times)
City, County & State Resources
- City of Mount Vernon
- Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce
- Mount Vernon Downtown Association
- Mount Vernon Parks Information
- Community Action of Skagit County
- Skagit County Facebook Page
- United Way of Skagit County
- NOAH (adoptable animals and low cost spay/neuter)
- Skagit Valley Humane Society
- Governor’s Office
- State Park Information
- US Forest Service Campground & Trailhead Info
- Washington State Library