Reference Department

The Reference Room in the Mount Vernon City Library is a wonderfully quiet and pleasant sanctuary as well as a good place to find information. Spend a quiet break reading the "Wall Street Journal" or any of our 22 newspapers and go back to work refreshed. We're handy to downtown and city or county offices.

As you enter the Reference Room you'll see newspapers and magazines to your left and reference materials to your right.

Our Collection

The Reference collection has your usual sources of census and economic data, scientific and literary reference books. There are also encyclopedias of religion and dictionaries in eleven languages. We even have the Mount Vernon High School yearbook, Skagina, for most of the years back to 1912.

Finding Information Easily

Want some genealogy help? James Garner's address? A phone number in Portland, Oregon, or Portland, Maine? You can find lots of good information in just a few minutes. The pamphlet file contains state reports of all kinds, tourist information for every state and lots of local history. There are maps there, too. Spend a minute or a month it's a great place to relax and learn.


315 Snoqualmie St.

Mt Vernon, WA 98273


(360) 336-6209


Monday - Thursday: 10 AM - 8 PM

Friday - Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM

Sunday: Closed