Library, Recreation and Cultural Services

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The Library, Recreation and Cultural Services Department (LRCS) takes quality of life seriously. Programs offered by LRCS enrich lives in our community through diverse opportunities to discover, create, and encourage personal and community growth.


Eugene Public Library

The Library provides free access to information, education, and entertainment for community members of all ages, backgrounds, and interests. Come explore at the Library’s three locations – Downtown, Bethel, and Sheldon – or 24/7 at the Eugene Public Library website. From books to streaming films, storytimes to small business support, in-person help to premium online research tools, there’s something for everyone.


Recreation Services

Recreating is good for our bodies and our brains, growing new neuron connectors, sharpening our minds and keeping us young. With our three pools and seven community centers, it’s Eugene Rec’s mission to provide recreation opportunities to all Eugene residents for sharp minds and strong bodies. Visit the Recreation website for more information or register online.


Cultural Services

Cultural Services supports the City of Eugene’s vision for an accessible and thriving cultural sector. The division manages the Hult Center for the Performing Arts and the Cuthbert Amphitheater, and runs the Community Events and Public Art programs.



News & Stories

  1. Free Library Cards for All 4J and Bethel Youth

    Free cards for 4J and Bethel students and also for young children who live in the school districts. More: Free Library Cards for 4J and Bethel Youth
  2. Fall and Winter Holiday Hours

    Happy celebrations! Here's holiday hours info for all library locations and outside return slots. Details: Fall and Winter Holiday Hours
  3. Job Hunting Workshops

    Get expert help for your job hunt with free workshops and one-on-one meetings. More info: Job Hunt Help
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  1. Back in the Swim of Things: Sheldon Pool Reopens

    With spa jets revving and current channel circulating, Sheldon Pool & Fitness Center reopened its doors on September 26, 2022, to the Eugene community. Read more
  2. Campbell Community Center Tour

    Join us on a tour of the newly renovated and expanded Campbell Community Center, thanks to funding from the 2018 Parks and Recreation Bond that was passed by Eugene voters. Watch Video
  3. Tour of newly renovated Echo Hollow Pool & Fitness Center

    Join us on a tour of the newly renovated Echo Hollow Pool & Fitness Center, thanks to funding from the 2018 Parks and Recreation Bond that was passed by Eugene voters. Watch Video
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  1. New Traffic Box Art

    The bike corridor along 13th Avenue now includes newly finished traffic box art. Michael Erickson was hired by the City of Eugene to paint the boxes between Charnelton and Alder along 13th Avenue, with the theme of bicycle safety. Learn More
  2. New Wayfinding Signs Downtown

    Have you noticed the new wayfinding signs throughout Eugene? Local artist Tim Jarvis handcrafted colorful glass finials to sit atop these new signposts. Learn More
  3. Free Wall Project Installed

    Whiteaker Community Art Team (WCAT) is excited to announce the installation of the Free Wall Project which will serve as a freestanding art wall where people are empowered to share their art. Learn More
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Contact Us

  1. Library, Recreation and Cultural Services
    100 W. 10th Ave., Suite 321
    Eugene, OR 97401
    Ph: 541-682-6065
    Fx: 541-682-6834

    Hours
    Monday - Friday
    Office: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Phone: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.