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

Alan Andersen, Branch Manager

Alan Andersen, 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[get-extapp-icons app=”extlink”] and the Library Bill of Rights[get-extapp-icons app=”extlink”], 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

Alan has enjoyed his years of service to the residents of the Washington County Library System and has worked at many of the libraries located in Washington County. He has served as the manager of the Saint George Branch, Santa Clara Branch, and the Washington Branch. Additionally in an interim capacity he was assigned to manage the Springdale Branch, New Harmony Branch, and the Hurricane Branch. Currently he is the manager of the Saint George Branch, and the assistant director for the Washington County Library System. This experience has provided an opportunity to meet many wonderful residents and gain insight into the things that make Washington County unique. From firsthand experience he knows all of our libraries are filled with material that can provide enjoyment, promote ideas, inspire learning, and strengthen our communities.

He earned a Master’s Degree in Library Science along with an Advanced Management Certificate for Libraries and Information Agencies, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Management, with a minor in Business Management. Not only does he work at the library, but his wife and three children have benefited from library programs, enjoyed many movies, books, and audios from the library. His hobbies of gardening and woodworking have been expanded by library materials. He also enjoys camping as a family. Prior to his time at the Washington County Library System, Alan worked for just under two decades at the Davis County Library System[get-extapp-icons app=”extlink”] in northern Utah. While there he helped to build and open the Centerville Branch[get-extapp-icons app=”extlink”], serving as the first branch manager. Alan is a member of the Utah Library Association[get-extapp-icons app=”extlink”] and believes libraries make a difference in people’s lives by helping to accelerate learning, investing in imagination, and by creating stronger communities.