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. Update: Current Library Services

    Find the latest information here.
  2. Servicios actuales de la biblioteca

    Encuentra la última información de los servicios de la biblioteca.
  3. Library Events: Coming Up

    Join us for activities for all ages in May.
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  1. Major Renovations Reach Exciting Completion!

    In 2018, voters voiced their strong support for the future of Eugene’s parks and recreation centers. We will soon be welcoming the completion of our first two renovations. Read more
  2. Rec bond projects taking shape

    In January, an expanded Campbell Community Center will open back up to the public, and in the early spring Echo Hollow Pool & Fitness Center will reopen. Read more
  3. Parks bond projects progressing smoothly

    Despite a global pandemic and historic wildfires, the Eugene Parks and Recreation bond and levy work continued. Read more
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  1. Community Programs Spring Update

    Our Community Events and Public Art team remains steadfast in our mission to provide thoughtful leadership that cultivates a more vibrant, creative and resilient community through artistic and collaborative experiences. Learn More
  2. Little Free Pantries

    Cultural Services worked in partnership with Burrito Brigade, local artists from the Urban Canvas roster, local carpenters and community members to create 5 new little free pantries around town. Learn More
  3. Eugene Together

    A special thanks to all of our community partners, artists and supporters who’ve helped us continue to provide accessible, safe and quality cultural programming during the pandemic. 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

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