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Library Service Areas (SHP file).
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Content Citation:

\Title of Content: Skagit County Library Servie Areas
Type of Content: Data set
Content Publisher: Kari Randall-Secrest, GIS Software Engineer
Publication Place: Skagit County GIS

Content Description

Content Summary:The Skagit County Library Service Areas dataset consists of digital data describing library service areas for all of Skagit County. It is important to note the distinction between a 'Library Service Area' and a 'Library District'. Library districts, also known as 'rural partial-county library districts' are formed during an election by a vote of the people in various unincorporated areas of the county. Often, but not always, a 'library service area' consists of not only the rural partial-county library district, but also the incorporated area in which the library itself is often located. Therefore, a library service area will often consist of both a library district that covers a portion of unincorporated Skagit County in addition to its associated incorporated area (i.e. city/town).

Content Purpose:
The Skagit County Library Service Areas dataset was created to provide support in service area display, query, and mapping applications within Skagit County.

Supplemental Information:

Spatial Data Information

Data Type: Vector
Data Format: ESRI Shape File
Data Projection: State Plane, Washington State, North Zone 5601 North American Datum of 1983-86

Access and Usage Information

Access Constraints: Data is free via our ftp server but must be used in accordance with our Data Use and Legal Responsibility form.

Use Constraints: : This data set is a representation of the known Library Service Area boundaries within Skagit County as of the publication date. For more information this data set, please see the full metadata here.

Printing, copying, or transferring these files by anyone other than Skagit County Geographic Information Services (GIS) may result in errors or inadvertent changes beyond the control of Skagit County GIS. Printed material from these files, other than those produced by Skagit County GIS, may not be an accurate statement of current law. Therefore, Skagit County disclaims any warranty of merchantability or warranty of fitness of electronic files for any particular purpose, either express or implied. No representation or warranty is made concerning the accuracy, currency, completeness, or quality of any electronic file. Any user of an electronic file assumes all responsibility for use thereof, and further agrees to hold Skagit County harmless from and against any damage, loss, or liability arising from any such use.

Our digital data is copied to our ftp server every day so that you can be assured of getting the most current information. However, digital data updates may only occur periodically so be sure to check the publication date in the metadata. Printed copies of these maps are produced by Skagit County GIS and are available for review or purchase via the Skagit County GIS web site (see Map Gallery for viewing PDF files or Order a Printed Map for hard copy purchase). You can view the Library Service Area Map here. Questions or concerns relating to this data set may be directed to A full set of FGDC compliant metadata is available here.