Elwha Library


The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribal Library is dedicated to serving the information needs of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe and its members. The Library and its resources are available to Tribal members as well as the wider community and specializes in collecting materials by and about Native Americans (both fiction and non-fiction), particularly the peoples of the Northwest Coast. We also have general-interest materials, as well as a collection of DVDs and Blu-Rays including both education films/documentaries and popular movies.

Search Our Catalog

The Library’s catalog is available 24/7 at our online portal: LIBRARY CATALOG  You can check the availability of items in our collection, and if you create an account by contacting us (information below) you can place holds to pick up later, view due dates, and renew items you already have checked out.

Library Services

In addition to our collection of books and DVDs, we also provide a number of other services to our patrons:

  • Computer lab: Internet access, Microsoft Office, printing and copying services.
  • Research assistance: We are always happy to help you find resources for any research projects, whether for school, researching family history, or any other research you may be doing. Contact us for help with your research questions.
  • Book suggestions: If you are looking for your next great book but don’t quite know what to read, contact us, tell us a bit about what you like to read, what books you’ve enjoyed in the past, and any other information you think might be helpful and Librarian Jason will make some suggestions for books you might enjoy which, if you like the suggestions, you can then come pick up. You can also opt to receive a surprise selection of books to pick up in a grab bag to add a bit more fun!
  • Digital literacy and computer training: We offer weekly virtual training opportunities for digital literacy and computer skills, including Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, Career Search Skills & Resume Writing, and much more. Please check the Community Calendar or Elwha Newsletter for monthly class schedules. Classes are offered every Wednesday from 5-6pm and are held on Zoom. You may attend classes in-person upon request (please contact us to make arrangements), and we also offer classes on-demand, in-person or virtual, please contact us to schedule a time.          
  • Digital Databases: Thanks to the Washington State Library, we are now offering free access to Gale educational databases! Here you can find resources on global issues, world history, current events (including newspaper and magazine articles from around the world), literature, science, and more. And the best part is, you don’t even need to be in the Library to access this! You can access this resource from anywhere in WA! Go to https://www.triballibwa.info/ to access this resource. Of course, we’re always happy to help you find any information you need, so if you’d like to come in to the Library to get help getting started, you are welcome to!
  • Elder book delivery: We are considering starting a new program at the Library which would deliver books to Tribal Elders weekly or as often as necessary. Participants in the program would select books (either through the Library’s web catalog or by contacting us directly) to be delivered to their home and books will be picked up as well when finished. We are currently assessing the feasibility of such a program and would like to hear your feedback to understand how much demand exists for the program. If this sounds like a program you would be interested in participating in, please contact Jason with any feedback you might have.

Location & Hours

  • Open:
    • Monday, Thursday, Friday – 8:00am – 4:30pm
    • Tuesday, Wednesday – 10:00am – 6:30pm
  • Closed:
    • Saturday and Sunday, as well as all Tribal Holidays.

We are located in the Education building behind the Tribal Center at 2851A Lower Elwha Road, Port Angeles, WA, 98363.

Contact Us

Jason Morris, Library Manager
360.452.8471 ext. 7431

Special thanks to the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Washington State Library for their continued support!