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. New: Murals on Library Cards

    Carry public art in your pocket. Choose your favorite design! More info: Mural Library Cards
  2. Library Levy Report: Year 5

    Watch or read our annual report to the City Council and community about levy-supported innovations and achievements. More info: Library Levy Report
  3. Imagination Library: Now for All Lane County

    Sign up children to get a free monthly book in the mail from birth through age four. More info: Imagination Library
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  1. 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
  2. Sheldon No-School Days offer up fun for everyone

    Sheldon Community Center is offering Middle School No-School Day camps for ages 10-13. Our winter no-school days are coming up during the first week of winter break and there are still open spots. Learn more
  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 mural installed on Mary Spilde Center in downtown Eugene

    There is more fresh art gracing the side of a building in downtown Eugene. Learn More
  2. Cultural Services presents: Emergence

    Eugene poet Jorah LaFleur explores the importance of artists and their role in community recovery in her poem "Emergence," a project supported by the Lane Arts Council Individual Artist grant and the City of Eugene Cultural Services. Watch Video
  3. Art in Public Places

    It might seem strange to think of government as a purveyor of the arts, but there are many places throughout the world where local governments play a pivotal role in making art accessible. Eugene, of course, is such a place as well. Read more on public art
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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

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