Your library card is your first step into a world of reading, resources, and lifelong learning. We encourage you and your family to explore all that Sno-Isle Libraries has to offer.
- Discover what's in our catalog
- Download books, music, movies and magazines
- Electronic resources and research
- Information Services (Just ask!)
- Events and classes for all ages and interests
- Library on Wheels (taking the library on the road)
- Computers, Wi-Fi and printing
- Loan periods
- My account
- Limit on materials
- Your child and the library
- HelpNow homework help
Your card gives you access to materials from any of our Snohomish County and Island County libraries and bookmobile -- more than a million, books, CDs, DVDs, magazines, books in other languages, book discussion kits and large printed materials. Items not in your local library may be requested. Checked out items may be returned to any Sno-Isle library.
Downloadable books, music, movies and magazines
Electronic resources and research
Research consumer products, map out your family tree with genealogy databases, repair cars, boat motors and lawnmowers, take a practice exam for GED, SAT, civil service or the ASVAB. Teach yourself French or one of 44 other languages. Train yourself in technology skills with Microsoft Imagine Academy. Get prices on antiques and collectibles. Access customizable legal forms, and check out our job search and business resources.
Reference is available in person, by phone and email. Or, chat live with a librarian to get the information you need. Book-a-Librarian sessions provide face-to-face personalized help.
Events and classes
Attend free classes featuring early literacy, and community and educational interests. Learn about social and political issues that affect you and your community.
Library on Wheels
Individual, facility, and bookmobile library services are provided to residents of Snohomish and Island counties. Library on Wheels also works with childcare organizations to provide resources for children and caregivers.
Computers, Wi-Fi and printing
Sno-Isle Libraries offer free public computers and free printing up to 70 pages per week. Color printing is available at most libraries for 50 cents a page. You may reserve a computer up to three days in advance for up to two hours of computer time per day. Choose Sno-Isle Public network to get free Wi-Fi on your wireless device. Check out a laptop or tablet and work on the internet anywhere in the library. Many libraries offer black and white and color copies, scanning, and self-service fax machines.
Most materials check out for three weeks, though movies on DVD have a one-week loan period (children's DVDs and TV series have a three-week period). Loan periods vary for electronic resources, depending upon the vendor. More information on eResources. Checked out items may be returned to any Sno-Isle Library. Many items can be renewed. There are no renewals on items that are on hold for other customers.
See what is checked out, manage your holds, update your contact information and change your password in My Account.
Limits on materials
Customers are limited to an all-inclusive maximum of 100 checked out items. Specific limits for each format.
Sno-Isle Libraries does not charge fines. Once an overdue item is returned, your record is cleared. The borrower must reimburse the library to replace a lost item.
A child can get a library card at birth. The library has books, read-alongs, magazines, videos and audiobooks to fit the interests and curiosity of a growing child. Our libraries offer fun and engaging activities; Our digital resources are growing too. Explore our Kids page to discover what the library has to offer.
Your child and the library
Parents and guardians are responsible for their child's use of library resources, materials checked out, safety and supervision while visiting the library.
Sno-Isle Libraries offers specialized books, resources, events, and more, just for tweens and teens. Check out our Sno-Isle Teens page to get informed and involved.
HelpNow homework help
Real time online tutoring is available in basic subjects for students from third grade through college, and for adult learners as well.
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