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.
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
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.
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.
The Mount Vernon Library Foundation’s principal mission is to foster community support for the Library, its Board, and its Staff. The Foundation serves to solicit, receive, manage, and disburse corporate and individual gifts and grants for the enhancement of library facilities, materials, services, and programs, including support of the efforts to build a new library building for Mount Vernon and the region. The Foundation believes strongly that a good library is an essential public service.
In support of amazing library operations and offerings.
We welcome short-term and long-term volunteers ages 15 and older. The library provides training appropriate to the task or bring your own skills. To get started, you can download all four volunteer forms or pick them up at the library. For more information, please contact Andrea via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone at (360) 336-6209.
The Mount Vernon City Library accepts donations of books, DVDs, CDs and other materials in good condition. Some items may be added to our collection or passed along to the Friends of the Mount Vernon City Library-- a support organization-- and sold in used book sales to generate funds for the library. All materials donations must be arranged in advance.Please see our donation guidelines for accepted materials and information on how to donate here.
315 Snoqualmie St.
Mt Vernon, WA 98273
Sunday - Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The library building is temporarily closed to the public until further notice