The Mountaineers Library is temporarily closed for remodeling while The Mountaineers History Committee evaluates and reorganizes the holdings based on the Mountaineers mission. The library will be reorganized to focus on The Mountaineers core activities in the Pacific Northwest.
The existing space will be revitalized to display popular, current materials in open circulation in both Seattle and Tacoma program centers and create a reading room for historic materials in the History Committee’s archives. There will be a limited selection of books available for use in this space. We will no longer be loaning books. We will continue to maintain a modest archive of Mountaineers materials in a separate area, which visitors can access during regular business hours by asking at the front desk or contacting Member Services. The Mountaineers also collaborates with the University of Washington’s University Libraries which now has an impressive collection of Mountaineers and mountaineering works. We recommend that individuals doing specialized research contact the University of Washington’s University Libraries.
The Mountaineers is committed to maintaining historical Mountaineers works and helping the outdoor community with access to important mountaineering information and literature. The library will continue to serve The Mountaineers and the larger community following its reorganization.
The Mountaineers Library in Seattle is located in Seattle Mountaineers Program Center in Magnuson Park, 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle WA 98115. As you come in the main entrance, look for the stairs leading up on your right.
For members in the South Puget Sound region, the Olympia Branch Library is available. The Mountaineers Library in Olympia is currently located in a private residence. For information on making an appointment, to search their list of books, or to make special arrangements to have books at an event, please visit the Olympia Branch Library web page.
We express our gratitude to all the volunteers and supporters of the library over the years, such as Friends of The Mountaineers Library, whose efforts helped make the library a useful resource for all literature related to mountaineering and the natural world. If you are interested in volunteering for the current reorganization effort please contact Member Services.