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Welcome to the Masonic Library & Museum

Washington State’s history is deeply connected with Freemasonry, a fact explored in depth at the Masonic Library & Museum. This institution sheds light on how Masons, including the state’s first governor and numerous influential figures like legislators and judges, have shaped its governance and community. Even today, Masonic members play a significant role in various local and state sectors. The museum showcases the enduring impact of Masonic values from the state’s early days to the present.

 Our professional curator works in partnership with the volunteers who are the Masonic Library & Museum’s foundation and have cared for it since its inception. Together, this team tends to approximately 50,000 Masonic books, photos, and documents, plus 6,000 artifacts that comprise our collections.


The Masonic Library & Museum is a service available to the individuals, Lodges, and the community at large. Those seeking to expand their knowledge of Freemasonry will find this to be an invaluable resource, with many items available online. The professional expertise of the WAMS curator is an opportunity for Lodges to learn best practices to safeguard the important Masonic artifacts that they hold. 

Books and items from the Education Collection are available for checkout by members of the Masonic community. The Masonic Library & Museum is open to the public. For more information or to make an appointment, please contact Washington Masonic Services at (253) 442-2505 or email chelsea@masonscare.org 

Library specific documents and processes:

If asked for a login, enter “Washington Masonic Library and Museum” as the user. No password is needed.

All holdings of the Washington Masonic Library have been placed online using the facilities of libraryworld.com.

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Library and Museum Branch Libraries

Main Branch 
4970 Bridgeport Way W.
University Place, WA 98467

Verity Branch

805 E Smith St. 
Kent, WA 980307

University Branch
4338 University Way NE,
Seattle, WA 98105

Bremerton Branch
878 5th St.
Bremerton, WA 98337

Sequim Branch
​700 S. 5th Ave. 
Sequim, WA 

Richland Branch
412 Thayer Dr.
Richland, WA 99352

Search by Branch:

To search for books in a given library branch, ​click the field on the left of the search bar (it should say “All Words”). Select “Location” and enter the branch (for example, “branch:verit”). This will result in a list of books found at the Verity Branch.

Washington Masonic Museum

The Washington Masonic Museum collection documents over 150 years of Masonry in Washington State, and Washington Territory.

Donations of Books and Objects to the Museum

Due to limited space we can only accept items that are unique to the history of the Grand Jurisdiction of Washington.

Prior to visiting the Library and Museum to make a donation, we ask that you first contact one of the volunteers or the Executive Director to discuss the possible donation. Please do not give items to the Grand Lodge of Washington to pass on to the Library and Museum. Call ahead at (253) 442-2505, or send an email.

We reserve the right to not accept a donation to the collection if it does not fit our collection priorities, or if we cannot take care of it properly. Donated items are not automatically placed on display. We also reserve the right to sell, loan, or trade items in the collection if they are duplicates or do not fit our collections priorities, unless restrictions on use have been made in writing at the time of the acceptance of the donation. All proceeds from books or objects in the collection that are sold will be used for the upkeep and furtherance of the mission of the Washington Masonic Library and Museum.

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