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Bellingham WA Library Information And Hours Downtown Bellingham Washington

The Bellingham WA Library system makes available to cardholders, books, audio books, DVD's, Music CD's, Paperbacks, as well as magazines. One really great service the Bellingham Library has is where you can ask a librarian any question if you get stumped, or just don't know where to start looking. The Bellingham Library also offers Internet access and local history materials.
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History Of The Bellingham Washington Public Library System


Since 1891 the Bellingham Public Library has been serving residents of what is now Bellingham, and Whatcom County but it was not free. The library charged residents $1.00 and a .50 cent monthly fee to check out books from the library. At first the limit was one book per person at a time--Now you can check out up to 50 items!

In 1906, the same year as the great San Francisco earthquake, Andrew Carnegie gave the City of Bellingham a $20,000 grant for the construction of a new library provided the city supplied the land for it, but this new library was not very well received due to the challenging 57 steps it took to climb to the building. With today's "Americans With Disabilities" a building like the Carnegie Library never would have been built.
The current Bellingham main Library was built in 1951, and the Fairhaven Library building was finished in 1905. What is going to happen to libraries with the internet and e-books seeming to encroach on hard cover books more and more each year?  Only time will tell.

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Bellingham Public Library
210 Central Ave
Bellingham, Wa 98225
(360) 778-7323

Bellingham Public Library
1117 12th Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 778-7188
Bellingham Music Library
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 650-3716
 
The Bellingham Public Library System Hours And InformationBellingham Washington Public Library

Bellingham Public Library serves over 47,000 people in the Bellingham, Whatcom County area at six Bellingham Library locations. Who Pays For It?  You Do.

Bellingham Library Hours And Information -  (Hours Subject To Change)
Bellingham Central Library
210 Central Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98227
Hours
Monday 10am-8pm
Tuesday 10am-8pm
Wednesday 10am-6pm
Thursday 10am-6pm
Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday Closed-Sorry
Bellingham Barkley Library
3111 Newmarket Street
Bellingham, WA 98226
Hours
Monday 2am-6pm
Tuesday 10am-2pm
Wednesday 10am-2pm
Thursday 10am-2pm
Friday Closed-Sorry
Saturday 10am-2pm
Sunday Closed-Sorry
Bellingham Fairhaven Library
1117 12th Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
Hours
Monday Closed-Sorry
Tuesday 2am-6pm
Wednesday 2am-6pm
Thursday 2am-6pm
Friday 2am-6pm
Saturday 2am-6pm
Sunday Closed-Sorry

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