About the Library

Monday and Wednesday: 2 pm - 4 pm, 6 pm – 8 pm

Friday & Saturdays: 2 pm – 4 pm

Contact: Director@GuemesIslandLibrary.com

The Guemes Island Library

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 the Dog Island Run. The library is staffed by volunteers. Anyone interested in making a donation or becoming a library volunteer, contact Carol Pellett, 360-293-8128 or write to Guemes Island Library, 5293 Guemes Island Road, Anacortes, WA 98221

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 Carol Pellett, 5293 Guemes Island Road, Anacortes, WA 98221 or telephone 360-293-8128.

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 open Monday and Wednesday from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM, and  Friday and Saturday 2-4 PM.  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

 √  Children’s and Teen Books

 √   Travel Guides published in the last 2 years

 √   Media Material:  DVD’s, Videos,  Music CD’s,

       Books on CD or Cassette Tape

 √   Current Year Magazines

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While we greatly appreciate your donations


          X   College Text Books, Legal or Medical titles or


           X   Catalogs, Product Manuals

           X   Reader’s Digest Condensed Books

           X   Large sets of magazines

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

 Thank You for your Donations!

(If you need a receipt, ask library staff to sign the reverse of this form)

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