Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries (FVRLibraries) began in 1950 as Washington's first inter-county rural library district. It's now the fifth-largest library district in Washington State.
We serve our district through 15 library locations and two bookmobiles. Our services include shared access to:
- A floating collection of more than 600,000 books, magazines, DVDs, and audiobooks
- Library staff who answer questions in person, by email, or by phone
- Downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines
- Wi-Fi for public use
- Electronic resources including streaming movies and music
- Books by mail for rural and homebound patrons
- Limited online access available immediately for new cardholders
FVRLibraries covers all of Clark County except for the city of Camas, which has its own city library. It also includes Skamania and Klickitat counties and the city of Woodland in Cowlitz County. We also provide library services to the independent Yale Valley Library District in Cowlitz County.
The library district is governed by a Board of Trustees. Trustees serve seven-year terms without pay. They are appointed by the joint action of the commissioners of Clark, Skamania, and Klickitat counties.
FVRLibraries is an independent junior taxing district funded mostly by property taxes. The district also receives ongoing support from Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation and Friends groups at each branch.
2018 Quick Facts
- Square miles: 4,200
- Population served: 497,040
- Active, registered cardholders: 233,338
- Library locations: 15
- Total square footage: 182,112
- Bookmobiles: 2
- Collection: ~715,000 volumes (including eBooks and eAudio)
- Items circulated: 4.9 million (physical and digital)
- Patron visits: 1.9 million
- Programs: 5,821
- Program attendance: 131,223
- Public service hours: 32,981
- Number of employees (FTE): 223.5
- Number of volunteers: 1,313
- Volunteer hours: 31,553
2018 Operating budget