How are non-resident fees assessed?
This amount equals the rate city-resident taxpayers pay for library services, and the $60 fee covers an entire household for a year. To help put this in perspective, look at what $60 will buy you elsewhere:
  • Three hardbound books per year
  • Less than a year's subscription to Netflix or the Skagit Valley Herald
A library card is the best bargain around at less than 17 cents a day.

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1. Why does the Burlington Public Library charge a fee for non-resident library cards?
2. My address is Burlington, so why am I a non-resident?
3. What difference does where I physically reside make?
4. Do any other libraries charge non-resident fees?
5. How are non-resident fees assessed?
6. What do I get when I purchase a non-resident card?
7. Is there a charge for attending library programs or using library resources and materials in the library?
8. When will Skagit County get its own library system so we won't have to pay non-resident fees?