The Alternative Library

We are a cooperative lending library and community arts center located in Bellingham, WA, on occupied Coast Salish (Lummi) territory. Our member-curated collection includes more than 9000 books, specializing in independent media, art books, and alternative cultures.

We are not currently holding open hours as we seek a new location to continue our work, and our Board of Directors is meeting regularly to reimagine what the AltLib will be in 2024.

TAKE OUR SURVEY to help us determine the BEST PATH FORWARD!

Check our Upcoming Events for remote performances and literature popups around Bellingham and beyond!

CLICK HERE to support our ongoing fundraiser to help us find a PERMANENT HOME!!!

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