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About This Collection

Ocean Shores Heritage is a project of Washington Rural Heritage, a collection of historically significant materials residing in libraries, heritage institutions, and private collections throughout Washington State. The collection includes photographs, documents, and artifacts which tell the stories of Washington's small and rural communities.


Cindy Farwell with Fritz, Ocean Observer CollectionCindy Farwell with Fritz.
Ocean Observer Collection.
This collection is comprised of photographs and documents held in the Local History Collection of the Ocean Shores Public Library. If you have corrections or additional information regarding items in the collection, please use the digital collection's public comments feature, or contact the Ocean Shores Public Library so the information can be updated.

Rights & Use

Most of the items in the Ocean Shores Heritage collection are under protection of copyright. Please contact the Ocean Shores Public Library to inquire about necessary permissions to use the items in this collection.


By the use of these digital images and texts, users agree to the following:

  • Materials may not be used for any commercial purpose without prior written permission from the copyright holder and/or owning institution. The Washington State Library does not have authority to grant such permission; please contact the Ocean Shores Public Library.
  • Materials may be used for purposes of research, teaching, and private study. You must contact the holding institution and/or copyright owner for permission related to other uses.
  • Credit must be given to the contributing institutions (e.g., 'Photo courtesy of the Ocean Shores Public Library.'; 'Photo courtesy of the Ocean Shores Public Library, from the Ocean Observer Collection.').
  • Materials may not be re-published in print or electronic form without prior written permission from the holding institution and/or copyright owner.
  • Materials may not be mounted on an additional server for public use, or for use by a set of subscribers without written permission from the holding institution and/or copyright owner.

View the Washington Rural Heritage Rights & Use Statement for additional information.

About the Ocean Shores Public Library

The Library was established in 1972. The 4200 sqare foot building first opened in July, 1993. The collection consists of 22,300 volumes, 795 DVDs, and 950 music CDs. 51,795 people visited the Library in 2008 and checked out 80,650 items. We have 17 computers available for public use and a fine selection of books, magazines, DVDs, CDs, and audio books. Learn more...

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Contributing Institutions

Ocean Shores Public Library


Ocean Shores Public Library

(360) 289-3919

oslibrary@osgov.com

573 Point Brown Ave NW

Ocean Shores, WA 98569

This project is supported with Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funding provided by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the Washington State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

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