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The Digital Collections program at the Washington State Library is dedicated to providing online access to the library’s historical collections including books, maps, and newspapers. We also work to provide access to Washington State’s government publications and make it easier for citizens to find government information online with FindIt Washington.

Washington State Library – Digital Collections program members:
  • Sean LanksburyPacific Northwest and Special Collections Librarian – 360.704.5279
  • Judy PitchfordDigital Collections Librarian, Electronic State Documents Librarian, Find-It Washington Coordinator – 360.704.5254
  • Shawn SchollmeyerNational Digital Newspaper Program Coordinator – 360.570.5568


Volunteers work with staff to enter search data from historical newspapers or other materials.  We seek people who love history and/or those who are interested in learning the digitization process. For more information contact Judy Pitchford at 360.704.5254.