Library funding

Multnomah County Library services are funded by a dedicated property tax for Multnomah County Library District.

The current property tax rate for Multnomah County Library District is $1.21 per $1,000 of assessed value (AV), and the library district rate is limited to $1.24 per $1,000 AV. Library district taxes are dedicated to fund only library services. The library’s operating budget [PDF] for Fiscal Year 2020 is $88.1 million.