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Our collection specializes in Native American authors and topics, both historical and contemporary, with a focus on the Pacific Northwest. Click the link to the right to search the Library's collections of books, audio books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, and documents. You can also use this link to log into your library account. (Contact us if you need assistance with log-in.)


Featured Books

In Earth Vowels we hear Duane Niatum’s powerful autobiographic journey voiced not in a cacophony of consonants, but in the full tones of resonating vowels that round out his life.  This collection of 60 poems (27 of them never published before) sings the songs of his cultures, the importance of tribal stories, history's bent rewriting of them, and his long embrace of lessons learned from them, nature, poetry, and art.(Goodreads)

Face by: Sherman Alexie

In this first full collection in nine years, Alexie's poems and prose show his celebrated passion and wit while also exploring new directions. Novelist, storyteller and performer, he won the National Book Award for his YA novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. His work has been praised throughout the world, but the bedrock remains what The New York Times Book Review said of his very first book: "Mr. Alexie's is one of the major lyric voices of our time." (Goodreads)


My Heart Soars by Chief Dan George

This book combines the two best sellers My Heart Soars & My Spirit Soars in one volume, 63 poems fully illustrated, eloquently illustrated throughout by Helmut Hirnschall. Included in this edition is the Lament for Confederation by Chief Dan George. Poetic and spiritual, this book has a universal message to all people. Chief Dan George was an accomplished performer, poet, philosopher, champion of Native peoples and loving patriarch of a large family. (Goodreads)

The Crooked Beak of Love by Duane Niatum

This collection of Duane Niatum’s new and selected earlier work is his sixth book of poems. Among the poems reprinted here is the series “Moon Stories,” now substantially rewritten. Always praised as one of the most talented and distinguished Native American writers, Niatum extends his range in this volume, fusing together the poems of thirty years of passionate endeavor and offering testimony to the risks of the heart as well as the mind and body, particularly in the section “Love Changes the Spirit and the Dance. (Goodreads)

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The Tribal Library is Shortlisted for 2019 National Medal Award!

The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Library is among the 30 finalists for the 2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced the finalists earlier this month and 10 winners will be announced later this spring. Congratulations also go to Spokane Public Library and the Northwest African American Museum in Seattle. Our state is well represented this year!

“The 30 National Medal finalists showcase the tremendous ability of libraries and museums to serve as vital community resources,” said Kathryn K. Matthew, Institute of Museum and Library Services director. “The Institute of Museum and Library Services is honored to recognize these leading institutions. We congratulate them on the work they are doing across the United States.”

Show your love for the Tribal Library!

IMLS is encouraging community members who have visited the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Library to share their story on social media. To #ShareYourStory, visit or and use #IMLSmedals. If you're not into Facebook and Twitter, feel free to email with your comments. We'll see that they get to IMLS.

­háʔnəŋ cn nəsčáyəʔčaʔ! (Thank you, my friends!)

To see the full list of finalists and learn more about the National Medal, visit the IMLS website at


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Physical Address:
1070 Old Blyn Hwy, Sequim, WA

Mailing Address:
1033 Old Blyn Hwy, Sequim, WA  98382

Phone: 360-681-4632



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