Collection Development

Books, Videos, and Music

The Library Media Center houses approximately 65,000 books and 8,500 media items.


The library has a collection of over 140,000 electronic books (eBooks).


The library provides online access to approximately 53,000 periodicals through subscription databases. The library also subscribes to 125 periodicals in print format.

  • The most recent editions of the library's print/paper periodicals are displayed in Current Magazines and Newspapers. Earlier editions are shelved alphabetically in Periodicals.
  • Newspapers, including the Everett Herald, New York Times, Seattle Times, and Wall Street Journal are available in the library. The most recent week's editions of each newspaper are shelved with Current Magazines and Newspapers. The last three months of back issues are shelved alphabetically in Periodicals.