About the Library

Hours: Thursday through Monday 12:30-3:00

Catalog link:  19170.rmwebopac.com/

Contact: guemeslibrary@gmail.com  or Morna McEachern 360-299-9727

Donations are welcome and appreciated. 

We accept:  fiction, poetry, biographies, general non-fiction, history, DVDs, audio books on CD, children's books, best sellers, classics,

We cannot accept: cookbooks, coffee table books, text books, self help books, magazines, travel guides, VHS or cassette tapes

The Guemes Island Library Mission and History

The mission of the Guemes Island Library is to provide literary and informational materials to the Guemes Island community in the form of, but not limited to, books, magazines, video tapes, dvd's, audio books, cassette tapes, periodicals and electronic media.

The library was established in 1995. It is supported by donations and by proceeds from occasional sales fr. The library is staffed by volunteers. Anyone interested in making a donation or becoming a library volunteer, contact us by email or call  

The Guemes Library is a 501 (c) (3) organization and accordingly the 990EZ form is available for public inspection as well as the application, supporting documents and exemption letter. To review these documents contact us at guemeslibrary@gmail.com or call Morna McEachern 360-299-9727.

The Guemes Island Library located at 7549 Guemes Island Road, Anacortes WA 98221

Your Guemes Island Library

In early 1995 Islanders overwhelmingly said that they wanted a library on Guemes. A library committee of volunteers was formed, which later became the Library Board of Directors, to implement islander wishes.

The Guemes Island Library opened in October 1995.  The Community Center Association loaned space for books and a computer. At the request of the Library Board the Community Center unanimously voted to allow the library to construct a new addition.  This addition was to house the library and provide space for small meetings.  The cost of building the current library facility was covered entirely through donations.

The library has sponsored many activities, including poetry readings, a one woman play, a women’s health talk, computer home page design, story telling, ice cream socials and other topics of interest to islanders. It is open, free of charge, to all Guemes Islanders and property owners.
The library is staffed by community volunteers and guided by the volunteer Board.

Your donations of money, books and time are the sole support for your library. We ask for your continuing support and ideas and thank those whose past support has made the library a reality.




The Guemes Island Library is registered as a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Donated materials must be clean and in usable condition.  We cannot accept any items with covers torn off or otherwise damaged, stained, worn, damp, smoke smelling or mildewed.

 √   Hardcover or Paperback Fiction or Non-Fiction, poetry, history, biographies, 

 √  Children’s and Teen Books


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While we greatly appreciate your donations


          X   College Text Books, Legal or Medical titles or

                Encyclopedias, cookbooks, self help books, coffee                 table books,   Catalogs, Product Manuals

           X   Reader’s Digest Condensed Books

           X   magazines, VHS or cassette tapes

 (Please contact churches, shelters and other charitable organizations, or recycle these items.)

 Thank You for your Donations!

(If you need a receipt, leave your contact and what you donated with the  library staff.)

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