Sue Tait, Diocesan Librarian

The Diocesan Resource Center is a lending library serving congregations, programs and individuals in the Diocese of Olympia. It provides religious resources, with emphasis on materials for ministry, and includes books on the reading list for the College for Congregational Development.

We are physically located on the lower level in Diocesan House and our collection includes books, videotapes, DVDs and curriculum for adults and children. You are invited to visit and browse, to pick up reserves here, and to explore our collection in depth. Or, we are happy to mail materials to you. The librarian, Sue Tait, is ready and eager to assist you by phone, email or in person.

To see the Resource Center’s newest materials and upcoming events, please visit the Current Information page.


Online Catalog

Our book and DVD collections can be accessed through our online catalog, and registered users may reserve and renew materials online as well. Items can be picked up at Diocesan House or sent to a church or individual by mail. Click here to see what new books have been added to our collection recently.


Sharing the Abundance

From time to time people give books to the Resource Center. We gratefully add some, but often we already own the title and seldom have the space or need for multiple copies. Also, we attempt to keep the latest edition of titles in our collection, so replaced editions will be available. We’d love to share the abundance with others in the diocese for congregational libraries and ministries, or for an individual’s own study or pleasure.



The Resource Center curates small displays, such as the one pictured above, at a variety of diocesan events (such as Diocesan Convention and at various workshops) and material may be checked out there. The librarian is also pleased to visit congregations with book collections to supplement forums, coffee hours, bible study sessions or other events. To see the Resource Center’s touring schedule, please visit the Current Information page.


Earth Ministry

In addition to our own collection, we house and circulate the book and media collections for Earth Ministry, whose mission it is to encourage and support Christians in building a just and sustainable future, and focusing on the connection between our faith and our world. For more information about Earth Ministry visit their website.