The Washington County Library System currently has eight (8) branches to serve the residents of the county. Please select a location to learn more about services and activities in your area.

Saint George
(435) 634-5737

Santa Clara
(435) 986-0432

Hurricane
(435) 635-4621

Springdale
(435) 772-3676

Enterprise
(435) 878-2574

New Harmony
(435) 867-0065

Washington
(435) 627-2706

Hildale
(435) 874-1341

Online catalog lets you search for books, audio, movies, and other media in all branches of Washington County Library System.

Catalog Quick Search:

eBooks

OneClickDigital:
The world's largest independent publisher and distributor of unabridged audiobooks, the electronic downloadable version of Recorded Books extensive library.

OverDrive:
A collection of electronic books (ebooks).

Databases

Auto Repair Reference Center:
Motor vehicle repair and maintenance information. (Requires your library barcode number.)

Health Source®: Consumer Edition
Nearly 80 full-text, consumer health magazines, covering cancer, diabetes, drugs, alcohol, aging, fitness, nutrition, etc.

Heritage Quest:
Genealogical information including searchable images of U.S. Federal census records.

Learning Express Library:
Practice tests, exercises, and skill-building courses to help in exam preparation.

Magazines:
Millions of articles, from hundreds publishers of newspapers and magazines.

MEDLINE®:
Provides authoritative medical information on nursing, dentistry, veterinary, the health care system, and much more.

ProQuest Newsstand:
An online newspaper resource that provides indexed and fully searchable electronic access to around 600 international, national and regional newspapers.

Public Pioneer:
A virtual library created by the Utah State Library Division.

Reference USA:
Business and Residential Information

Student Research Center:
Homework Help for Students in Grades 6-12, providing appropriate research tools for easily obtaining information.

Transparent Language® Online:
Users go through a series of simple steps to memorize words and phrases in a new language in the shortest possible time.

Tuition Funding Sources:
A private website designed to help students find scholarships, college and career information.

Utah's Newspapers Portal:
Collections and archives as well as current issues of your favorite newspapers.

UtahFutures:
A free education, career planning, and resume system.

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About Us

Abraham King, Branch Manager

Abraham King, Branch Manager

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Biography

What We Do

We provide open, non-judgmental access to collections and services without regard to race, citizenship, age, educational level, economic status, religion, or any other qualifications or conditions. The library is to serve the total community by providing free and open access to the ideas and information available on all subjects and in all formats. We select and make available materials for the enlightenment, cultural enrichment and enjoyment of its public of all ages, levels of abilities and interest. Also, we advocate and support the First Amendment Rights and the Library Bill of Rights, and protect library materials from censorship.

Mission Statement

The Washington County Library System provides staff, collections, physical and virtual spaces that promote ideas, inspire lifelong learning, and strengthen communities. Our objectives are:

  • Provide collections and services to meet community needs and interests
  • Promote the Washington County Library System, the Utah State Library, and all library services available in the state
  • Promote the awareness and use of library resources, services, and programs
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with other libraries and with cultural, educational, social, and informational agencies
  • Attract and develop a high-quality staff with special skills, knowledge, and abilities to help library users
  • Create an environment which motivates staff to achieve high levels of performance, productivity, and professional development
  • Exercise prudence in the utilization of human, financial, and physical resources
  • Utilize appropriate technologies to maintain and improve library operations and services
  • Provide and maintain clean, open, and welcoming facilities

Biography

Abe was hired in April 2011 as the Branch Manager for the Santa Clara Library Branch. He has a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. He studied Political Science with a concentration in Public Administration at California State University, Fullerton, and also has a Bachelor’s degree in Public and Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

Before moving to St. George, Utah, Abe worked at the Feleti Barstow Public Library in American Samoa for nine years. He started there as the Children’s Librarian, eventually becoming the Public Relations person, and eventually the Public Services Coordinator and Assistant Director.

People say he’s doing it all backwards; everyone is trying to move to an island paradise, but not leave an island paradise to move to the desert. Himself, his wife and his 4 year old daughter love it here in St. George. The people are so open and friendly. There is so much to do and see here in Southern Utah.

For him working for the Washington County Library System is as challenging as it is rewarding. He has had the opportunity to work alongside amazing people dedicated to librarianship and serving the community. Contrary to popular belief, libraries are not just about books. Libraries are about something deeper. We are about information, access to knowledge, about providing a public gathering place where the community can interact with each other, all within the context of an exchange of knowledge… and the occasional exchange of a book or two.