Mid-Columbia Libraries’ Basin City Branch serves the community with free borrowing, Wi-Fi and public computers. Members can reserve materials from the entire Mid-Columbia Libraries collection for next-business-day delivery, and remotely download eBooks and audio books.
The Basin City Branch of Mid-Columbia Libraries began serving the public on August 28, 1990. Community icon Henry Barnett built the Basin City branch building from scratch. The town of Basin City was laid out in the 1950's on land owned by dry-land farmer Loen Bailie. The town was established to support the local agricultural community, made up primarily of young farmers from Idaho and southwestern Oregon as well as World War II veterans, which was opened to irrigation through the Columbia Basin Project.