Olympia Library

Our library collection consists includes books, maps, atlases, DVDs, CDs, and videos. Subjects: biking; hiking; climbing rock, ice, and glaciers; backpacking; snowshoeing; backcountry skiing; sea kayaking; whitewater boating; running; caving; natural history; environmental issues; fitness and training; first aid; photography; and some history and cultural information. We have virtually all of the books published by Mountaineers Books.

The Olympia Mountaineers maintains a library for our branch members to use at their leisure. Our library collection includes books, maps, atlases, DVDs, CDs, and videos, and covers all subjects including biking, hiking, climbing (rock, ice, and glacier), backpacking, snowshoeing, backcountry skiing, sea kayaking, whitewater boating, running, caving, natural history, environmental issues, fitness and training, first aid, photography, and some history and cultural information. We have virtually all of the books published by Mountaineers Books.

We have also started a collection of periodicals. The Olympia Library Committee would like to thank Dan Mazur for donating magazines and books to the branch library. We now have almost a complete collection of Alpinist magazine, probably the best climbing magazine today. If you haven't seen Alpinist magazine, contact Mike Riley and check out an issue. Also contact Mike for the following periodicals: Climbing, On Belay, Summit, and Mountain. The issues available are listed here (the main branch library has the annual Accidents in North American Mountaineering and bi-monthly Washington Trail Association periodicals).

To request a book, map, video or bear-resistant food container, please contact our librarian Maxine Dunkelman.