About ILS Libraries

The Washington State Library (WSL) partners with the Department of Corrections (DOC) and the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) to provide library services to inmates in adult correctional facilities and patients in adult psychiatric hospitals.  In addition, interlibrary loan services are provided to the DOC minimum security facilities across the state.

Mission Statement

With spirit and fortitude, ILS branch staff enhances the quality of life for unique populations by providing a welcoming, neutral and secure place where informational, educational, and recreational needs are met.

Click a link below to go to each library’s wish list. Your purchases will help patrons in prisons and state hospitals.

Bookstores of Washington State: If you would like to be involved in this project, please email Sara Peté at sara.pete@sos.wa.gov.