We lend books, other print materials, microfiche, and audio/visual materials. Reference works, including, but not limited to, digests, certain loose-leaf materials, indexes, and citators, do not circulate.
We lend materials directly to state and local government employees for use within the scope of their employment and to members of the Washington State Bar Association within the state.
Through interlibrary loan, we also lend to public, college/university, governmental, institutional or private libraries or librarians.
The general public, college/university staff or faculty and students are welcome to use the library and its resources or to request materials from their public or college/university library through interlibrary loan. We do not lend materials directly to these groups.
Washington State institutional inmates may request materials from their institutional library through interlibrary loan if the library agrees to be responsible for the prompt return of the material in good condition. Requests from institutional libraries are treated as interlibrary loans. We do not lend materials directly to institutional inmates or to inmates out-of-state. Policies about making requests on behalf of inmates are set by their respective institutions.
The loan period is for three weeks. Books may be renewed for a single two week period if there is no reserve pending and if the renewal is requested on or before the original due date. Borrowers must register and provide name, address, phone number, email address, and Bar #, if applicable. Only public employees and bar members may borrow items. All other patrons should request items through interlibrary loan from their public or academic libraries. Books sent are the responsibility of the requesting library and are subject to our policies governing overdue, lost or damaged materials.
Books and materials more than four weeks overdue are considered lost. We will notify the borrower or borrowing library when we consider an item lost and in need of replacement.
If an item is lost or damaged, we may require the borrower, or the borrowing library for interlibrary loan, to replace the item or to pay for the cost of replacement. If the item is not replaceable, we may assess the borrower or borrowing library a fee for each item lost or damaged.
Failure to promptly return items in good condition, to replace lost or damaged items or to pay for the cost of their replacement, or to pay assessed charges for non-replaceable items may result in the loss of the privilege to borrow materials.