Updated: May 16, 2018

The Lending Library is a free service to WSBA members offering the short-term loan of books on topics related to practice management, wellness, and career development.


The lending library is a service of the Practice Management Assistance program and is confidential under Admission and Practice Rule 19(d).

Use of the lending library is subject to the library usage standards.

How It Works

You can browse books online at wsba.libib.com and place a hold.  If a title is available, we will ship it to you directly.  

To borrow a book, you'll need a Libib patron profile. To request one, fill out this form and we'll email you the log-in credentials within one business day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some common questions about using the library. For more instructions, visit our help page.

How many books can I borrow?

You can borrow up to four books at a time.

How do I place a hold?

First, you'll need to create a Libib patron profile. To request one, fill out this form and we will email you the log-in credentials within one business day.

Then, you can browse titles and place a hold online by visiting wsba.libib.com. We will ship the books to you within one business day.

Can I stop by in person to borrow books?

Sure.  You can stop by and browse books in person at the WSBA offices.

However, at this time, we are not able to give you the option of placing a hold online and picking up the titles in person.

How can I renew books?

For instructions on renewing titles lent to you, check out this entry on our help page.

How do I return books?

If you're in the area, you can stop by the WSBA offices in person and drop the books off at the front reception desk on the 6th floor. You can stop by anytime between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Otherwise, you can return books by shipping them to us at the address below (you'll be responsible for the cost of return shipping):

Washington State Bar Association
Attn: Lending Library
1325 Fourth Ave., Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98101-2539

Purchasing Books

CLE titles are available for purchase through the WSBA Online Store.

Washington State Deskbooks are available as hard copy through the WSBA Online Store or electronically through Casemaker Libra.

Many of the titles in the Lending Library are American Bar Association (ABA) publications. The ABA Shop is part of the Practice Management Discount Network, and you can save 15% off your purchase.