Whatcom County Library System Provides Notice of Data Event

Bellingham, WA – July 21, 2022. Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) provides notice of a data event. What Happened? On June 26, 2022, WCLS identified unusual activity on its computer network. In response, WCLS is investigating the activity to determine its nature and scope. Although the investigation remains ongoing, WCLS identified certain files that were … Read more

WCLS responds to network security event

Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) administrators are investigating a network security event that has compromised the library system’s email and phone servers. Library officials suspect malware, but the investigation is ongoing. Library services are available. However, community members are not currently able to call county library branches, to email staff or to access some digital … Read more


UPDATE AUGUST 1, 2022: Telephone service to library branches has been restored. Find your branch phone number here: https://www.wcls.org/about-wcls/ UPDATE THURSDAY, JULY 21: Whatcom County Library System Provides Notice of Data Event UPDATE THURSDAY, JULY 14: Access to Digital Resources has been restored. Patrons can access digital resources at https://www.wcls.org/digital-content/ UPDATE FRIDAY, JULY 1: Printers may … Read more