The Northwest Room at the Everett Public Library was founded in 1977. Its two full-time historians have played an active and visible role in collecting, preserving, and interpreting local history. The Northwest Room provides access to a range of materials and services that enhance our understanding of the Pacific Northwest region, with specific strengths in Everett and Snohomish County history. Our collections feature maps, pamphlets, oral history interviews, historic photographs, and online digital collections. Historians are available to provide reference and research assistance and to provide programs and workshops to school and community groups.
The Northwest Room is usually staffed Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Although not required, research appointments are recommended for complex questions to ensure that staff and library materials are available.
Using Our Digital Images
Images in the Northwest Room collection may be downloaded, printed, and used with proper attribution (source: Northwest Room, Everett Public Library). Contact us to order high resolution image files, which will be delivered free of charge via FTP.
Copyright and Use Restrictions
Some materials found in our digital collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Additionally, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing, and trademarks. Some items may be subject to copyright restrictions. Please contact us if you are a copyright owner whose work is not properly identified in our digital collections.