VISIT THE LIBRARY
Every library has free access to computers. Use Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Surf the web or enjoy free Wi-Fi available on your personal laptop or mobile device. Stop by any branch for printing, copying and faxing. 8.5”x11” is standard at every location, while 8.5”x14” is available at Sylvan Way and Port Orchard. 11x17 paper is available at Bainbridge Island. Printing is free up to 50 pages per day.
Silverdale has had a library since 1945 when the Kitsap County Rural Library District was formed. In 1946, the Silverdale Library Committee remodeled a 16-by-16-foot Army surplus building for use as the library. By 1958, the small building was inadequate and volunteers remodeled and expanded the building. In 1970, the Friends of the Silverdale Library launched a building campaign and in just 6 months, money was raised for a 1,000-square-foot library.
The Silverdale community grew significantly in the 1970s due to the presence of the Bangor Naval Base. With an increased need for library services, the Silverdale Library joined the Kitsap Regional Library system so the library could qualify for Trident Impact Funds. These funds helped expand the Silverdale location in 1980.
In 2015, the Kitsap Regional Library Foundation and the Friends started the Capital Campaign for a New Library in Silverdale, raising the $5.5 million needed to build a new library. Kitsap Regional Library partnered with the Central Kitsap School District in 2018 to move the Silverdale branch to the south end of the Central Kitsap High School. The new building opened in 2022.
- Building owner: Kitsap Regional Library
- Date renovated: 2022
- Size: 13,772 square feet
- Population served: 63,109