Reference and Obituaries

Reference Questions

Reference librarians are happy to help you find the answers to questions, whether simple or complex, locate a good book, or use our online databases. you may take advantage of this service in person, by phone, or by email.

We try to respond to email questions within 24 hours; however, weekends and holidays may cause delays.

Please include as many details as possible in your email. It would help us to know where else you have looked and if you are a student, what grade you are in.

If you do not receive an email response in a reasonable amount of time, follow up with us by phone.


The Everett Public Library and the Washington State Library have microfilm for the Everett Herald from 1901 to the present. 

If you live in Washington State and cannot come into the library to look for an obituary in the Herald, please contact your local library about requesting microfilm through interlibrary loan.

  1. Everett Library

    Physical Address
    2702 Hoyt Ave.
    Everett, WA 98201

    Phone: 425-257-8000

  1. Evergreen Branch

    Physical Address
    9512 Evergreen Way
    Everett, WA 98204

    Phone: 425-257-8250

  1. History Specialists

    Physical Address
    2702 Hoyt Ave.
    Everett, WA 98201

    Phone: 425-257-8005