Can I get a TRL card if I am a non-resident?

Timberland Regional Library cards are free to residents of Thurston, Mason, Lewis, Grays Harbor and Pacific counties except residents of these cities: Morton, Mossyrock, Napavine, Ocean Shores, Pe Ell, and Vader. These locations have not contracted or annexed for library service. Residents of these cities may pay a non-resident fee for a regular card.

In 2024, the price for a non-resident card is $93 per year, with the option of a six-month card at $47, a three-month card at $23, or a one-month card at $8. 

  • The non-resident fee is for the entire household, each household member receives their own library card. 
  • Residents of Washington State and Clatsop County in Oregon, not in the TRL Service Area and not covered by a reciprocal agreement or cooperative service area, may purchase a Non-Resident card. 
  • The cost of the card is determined by the average cost each household in the Timberland district pays in property taxes for library services and is re-calculated annually. 
  • You may pay the non-resident fee by cash or check, or staff can bill your account and you can pay online.

Washington State residents who live outside of the TRL service area and have a library card with another public library system may be eligible for a TRL card (see: Reciprocal and Cooperative cards).