Overview

Yakima Valley Libraries supports lifelong learning and an informed citizenry by providing free, open, and full access to a vast array of ideas and information. (Mission Statement, adopted August 24, 1999)

Yakima Valley Libraries (YVL) grew out of the early community libraries that were established throughout the Yakima Valley. Those libraries gradually coalesced into a rural county library district that merged the existing libraries with centralized administration and collection management services. Library archives and special collections were also centralized. Consequently, local history documents and the many artifacts that had been donated since 1900 to libraries all across Central Washington can now be found in the climate-controlled secured storage area for special collections at YVL. Yakima Valley Libraries Digital Repository is an archive for the collection, preservation, and distribution of historical materials held by YVL.

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