Want to see nature? Borrow a Discover Pass from us

Let’s say you want to get out to enjoy nature at one of Washington’s state parks or wildlife areas, but you realize you don’t have the Washington Discover Pass you need to access them?

Not to worry.

Now you can borrow a Discover Pass for one week from any Sno-Isle Libraries community library, or from the Library on Wheels Bookmobile. Two Discover Passes are available at each community library and the Bookmobile – 48 Discover Passes in all.

And just like with all other Sno-Isle Libraries materials, customers will be able to request a hold for a Discover Pass to pick up at their preferred library.

Sno-Isle Libraries is the latest library system in the state to join the Check Out Washington Program. It allows library card holders access to millions of acres of state lands, including every state park, opens a new window and more than 350 primitive recreation sites, nearly 700 water-access points, nearly 2,000 miles of designated water and land recreation trails, more than 80 natural areas, and more than 30 wildlife areas.

Washington State Parks offers the program in partnership with the Washington State Library and the Washington departments of Fish and Wildlife and Natural Resources.

The Washington State Parks Foundation provided initial funding to help launch the program in 2019. In 2021, the Legislature provided funding for two special Discover Passes to any library outlet that requested them, expanding Check Out Washington across the state.