COVID-19 Resources

Library Information

The Library and book drops are closed until further notice, but we are open online. 

We know that you are anxious for the library to reopen and would like to know what our plans are. City administration is working on interpreting the Governor’s latest re-opening plan and is creating a plan for City services. Additionally, we are following the directives of the Skagit County Health Department and relying on their guidance as to when we reopen. 

Any updated information regarding library services will be posted as we receive it.

All due dates have been extended until at least May 20th, 2020, and please don’t worry, we are waiving all fines accrued during the closure (starting from March 24). Customers can return their materials when the Library reopens. 

Need help? Email us or leave a message at (360) 336-6209.


Our Wi-Fi is still on during regular business hours (Mon-Thurs 10am-8pm and Fri-Sat 10am-5pm).

You can get the best signal from the diagonal parking spots along 1st Street/Cleveland Ave.
We ask that if you are using our public Wi-Fi to please stay inside of a vehicle if possible and maintain appropriate social distancing from others.

WiFi Name: Public

No password required

Get Your Library Card Online

Anyone can apply for a library card online! When you use our online application, the system issues you a temporary library card number (eCard) instantly. 

Eligible applicants (adults residing or owning property in the incorporated city limits of Mount Vernon) will be mailed a provisional Library card that will give full access to all of the Library’s digital resources through June 30, 2020. Once the Library re-opens, you will need to complete the application process in person with photo ID.

Do you live in Skagit County but don’t qualify for a free library card? We are now offering a two month free trial for people who live in the county but not within a library district to help with the social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apply For Your Card Now! 

Online Library FAQs

What is my pin number?

Your pin number is usually the last 4 digits of your phone number. If that isn’t working, please send us an email, and we can look it up/reset it for you.

My library card is expired. What do I do?
We are actively working to renew cards that are due to expire soon. If your card has expired, isn’t working, or you’re a non-resident card holder, please send us an email, and we will work with you to get your card renewed.

How do I renew my books/Can I return my books?

All items are being automatically renewed and no fines accrue as long as the library is closed. The bookdrops remain closed and we won’t be accepting returns until it is safe for people to do so.  

I want to access ebooks/audiobooks, but the system is asking for my card and pin number, and I don’t know what it is. 
Your card number is the 14-digit series under your barcode on the back of your card. Type in this number without any spaces. Your pin is the last 4 digits of your phone number.

How do I download ebooks/audiobooks?
You can view read and listen to digital books either on your computer, or you can download them to your tablet or phone. We offer 2 services for digital materials: Libby/OverDrive and Hoopla. Visit our online reading page to get started.

Learn how to use Libby/Overdrive

Learn how to use Hoopla

Youth & Family Resources

Click here to see a list of resources for youth and families. Topics include:

  • Online Storytimes
  • Literacy
  • General Education/Community
  • Art & Music
  • Math
  • Science
  • Spanish
  • Virtual Field Trips/Educational Videos
  • Entertainment


315 Snoqualmie St.

Mt Vernon, WA 98273


(360) 336-6209



The library is temporarily closed to the public until further notice

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