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Directory of State Prison Libraries

U.S. States and Territories

Directory of State Prison Libraries

Welcome to the Directory of State Prison Libraries

  • This directory of prison libraries is maintained by Washington State Library Institutional Library Services Staff
  • This guide is continually updated. If you have any questions, or would like to suggest changes or updates, please contact;
    Laura Sherbo at

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  • The mission of IMLS is to advance, support, and empower America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations through grantmaking, research, and policy development. IMLS Strategic Goals are to:
    • Promote Lifelong Learning: IMLS supports learning and literacy for people of all ages through museums and libraries.
    • Build Capacity: IMLS strengthens the capacity of museums and libraries to improve the well-being of their communities.
    • Increase Public Access: IMLS makes strategic investments that increase access to information, ideas, and networks through libraries and museums.
    • Achieve Excellence: IMLS strategically aligns its resources and relationships to support libraries and museums nationwide.