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From the Newsroom...

LizzHello!  I'm Lizz, the WCLS Community Relations Coordinator. On this page, read about WCLS news and announcements. If you need assistance, always feel free to drop me a line. 

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Library Technology Maintenance Tonight Print Email

service downThe Whatcom County Library System has scheduled basic maintenance tasks on its network on Thursday, February 11.  This maintenance will occur from 9:00 PM-11:59 PM.  This maintenance may result in short, sporadic outages of online library services, including but not limited to this website, our catalogs, access to our online databases, phone access and digital downloading services.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Library Closure: Presidents' Day Print Email

President's DayThe Whatcom County Library System will be closed Monday, February 15 for Presidents' Day. All offices, libraries, the Bookmobile, and the Northwest Indian College Library Connection will return to regular hours on Tuesday, February 16. WCLS is always open online at

Explore Healthy Living at WCLS Print Email

Hand holding plantGet healthy with our spring adult programming lineup. Download our latest issue of Explorations for classes and programs centered on health and wellness.

WCLS Awards "Golden Apple" to Local Educators Print Email

a golden appleEvery year the Whatcom County Library System Youth Services department recognizes local community educators who have made a real and significant difference in the lives of the young people of Whatcom County with the Golden Apple Award.

More Magazine Titles Added to Zinio Print Email

Zinio logoZinio, the popular platform that provides digital magazines for your device, has just gotten even better! In 2016, WCLS cardholders will have expanded offerings to choose from, as we’ve recently added 50 new titles for you to check out.

Friends of the South Whatcom Library Awarded for Outstanding Service Print Email

award symbolEach year Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) honors one of eleven Friends of the Library groups with an award for Outstanding Friends Service. This year the award was presented to the Friends of the South Whatcom Library (FOSWL) for their work to support the South Whatcom Library through the past year.

Gwen Vanderhage is Appointed as New Trustee Print Email

WCLS logoWhatcom County Library System (WCLS) Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Gwen Vanderhage to the Library Board. Vanderhage will complete the term of board member Lis Marshall, which runs through January 31, 2017.

Notice of Change to ‘Borrowing History’ Print Email

WCLS Catalog graphicYou may have noticed a recent change in the library’s catalog. The list of items you have borrowed and then returned used to be called “Recently Returned;” now it is “Borrowing History.”  Borrowing History is an “opt-in” list – you must enable the feature to allow the catalog to save your borrowing history.

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