NCW Libraries provides library services to contracting municipalities and annexed communities in five counties: Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Grant, and Okanogan.
Fun fact: We are the largest library system in Washington State, geographically speaking!
Everyone is welcome to visit and use our library buildings! However, you must have a library card to access the full range of services available. Read more about the benefits of having a library card on our My Card page.
Yes, absolutely! You may return items at any of our libraries, regardless of where you checked them out.
All of our libraries share materials with each other, giving you access to a vast collection of books, movies, music, and more. You can place a hold on items you want regardless of their current locations - we will happily send them to your chosen library.
If items you want are checked out, you should also place a hold. We will send a copy to you as soon as it becomes available. For details, read our step-by-step instructions for placing a hold.
The Distribution Center houses our Administrative offices, Book Club Library, Bookmobile, Material Distribution, Mail Order Library, and Technical Processing departments. This building does not have items for people to browse through, so it is not a library in the traditional sense.
The Wenatchee Public Library, located just a couple of blocks away, is a traditional library. It houses the largest single collection of items in our system and is open to the public seven days a week.