Library building bond

Great libraries. Great communities.

Thanks to the support of Multnomah County voters, Multnomah County Library is expanding several libraries and building a new library in East County for the community. These projects include:

  • Expansions and renovations to seven branch libraries: Albina Library, Belmont Library, Holgate Library, Midland Library, North Portland Library, Northwest Library and St. Johns Library.
  • Building an East County Flagship Library.
  • Adding gigabit speed internet to all libraries.
  • Creating a materials handling and distribution center.

See the full project sequence. As projects begin, there are exciting ways to get involved with listening sessions and community meetings.

Preface project

Located in East Portland, the Operations Center is the first real estate purchase for the bond so we’ve titled it as the preface just like the beginning of a book. This building will be at the heart of so many library services and will lead the way for additional bond projects. Learn more about the building as part of our effort to provide great libraries and services for great communities.

Chapter One projects

These projects, which include Albina and North Portland as well as Holgate and Midland libraries, are starting with architecture teams led by women of color. Please share your thoughts on how we can make these libraries work better for you and your communities. This survey has four parts, and will take about 15 minutes

Get involved through listening and feedback sessions, and build libraries that represent your community! Head to the Chapter One projects page for more information about these libraries and events.

Learn more about our commitment to community engagement as well as our capital planning project principles.

Have questions? Check out the library bond FAQ.

Library Bond Oversight Committee

The Bond Oversight Committee meets quarterly to review progress on Measure 26-211 (including financial metrics), and reports annually to our community and to the Board of County Commissioners (who also serve as the Library District Board) with feedback on performance toward bond goals.


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