For over 70 years, Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries (FVRLibraries) has been serving the people of SW Washington, providing knowledge, experiences, and creativity through its locations, bookmobiles, and outreach into our communities.
Now the fifth-largest library district in Washington State, FVRLibraries covers more than 4,200 square miles and serves over 500,000 residents through 15 library locations and two bookmobiles with shared access to:
- More 600,000 books, magazines, DVDs, and audiobooks
- Downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines
- Electronic resources including streaming movies and music
- Thousands of programs and activities yearly to engage learners of all ages
- Knowledgeable staff available in person, by email, or by phone to answer questions or provide reference support
- Public Wi-Fi and computers
The library district covers Clark (except for the city of Camas, which has its own library), 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.
FVRLibraries is an independent junior taxing district funded mostly by property taxes and is governed by a board of trustees. Trustees are appointed by the joint action of the commissioners of Clark, Skamania, and Klickitat counties and serve seven-year terms. The district also receives ongoing support from Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation and local Friends of the Library groups.
At a glance
- Items circulated (2020): 3,759,645 (physical and digital)
- Patron visits (2020): 391,409
- Programs (2020): 1,295 (in-person and virtual)
- Program attendance (2020): 21,656
- Number of volunteers (2020): 602
- Volunteer hours (2020): 10,665
- 2021 Operating Budget: Approx. $26,000,000