About Us

Eugene Public Library supports an informed community, lifelong learning and the love of reading by providing access for all City residents to the universe of ideas and information.


We offer a rich variety of informational, educational, and entertainment services and materials for all ages at three locations: the Downtown Library, Bethel Branch, and Sheldon Branch. We invite the community to join in free in-person and online activities


Library staff provide research assistance and reading suggestions in person, by phone, by email, and by 24/7 online live chat. 


Our large and wide-ranging collection includes physical items (print books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, newspapers), online items (eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, music, movies, courses), and Info Hub online resources.


The library provides public computers, Internet access (including wifi), printing, and other technology. And many, many more tools and resources.


Supporting our work is a team of library volunteers, including the Library Advisory Board, as well as our nonprofit fundraising partners Friends of Eugene Public Library and Eugene Public Library Foundation.


Eugene Public Library has been rated an American Library Association "Star Library" for multiple years, placing us in the top three percent of public libraries for excellence in delivering key services per dollar.


Eugene Public Library was founded in 1904 as the first Carnegie Library in Oregon. The library is part of the City of Eugene's Library, Recreation and Cultural Services Department (LRCS). 


Our Library Director is Will O'Hearn. Our User Experience Manager is LaVena Nohrenberg.

Service Philosophy

The Library bases its service on the philosophies stated in the American Library Association’s Bill of Rights and Freedom to Read Statement.


Opportunities to work at the Library are posted in City of Eugene Current Job Openings. To learn about new openings when they become available, sign up to be notified by email about Library jobs.