Bright and modern Holgate Library is open!

The grand opening of the brand new Holgate Library is July 13! Holgate is the first new, permanent library to open in Multnomah County in more than a decade. It is also the most energy efficient library ever built in Multnomah County. 

Holgate Library is located at 7905 SE Holgate Boulevard, Portland, OR 97206.

Exterior view of the entrance of Holgate Library

Holgate Library is bright and modern, built to be open, flexible and sustainable. The building is triple the size of the previous 6,400 square foot space, expanding to two stories and a total of 21,000 square feet — making it one of the largest libraries in the county. This renovation is a result of the November 2020 capital bond that is transforming library spaces.

inside the lobby at the new Holgate Library, to the left there is a large open space, glass doors into another space with bookshelves, in the middle there is a desk with computers for staff, to the right there is a stairwell and desk with informational papers in front.

Join us for three fun-filled days of activities from Saturday, July 13 to Monday, July 15. From Indigenous hoop dancers to face painting and more, there will be plenty to do while exploring the new features of Holgate Library.

Inside Holgate Library, in a large room filled with bookshelves, and seating by the windows

Highlights of the new library include: 

  • Large learning and play space for children and families
  • Teen room with space for technology, homework and creative expression
  • Multiple flexible programming and meeting rooms
  • Updated technology and internet
  • Outdoor library lockers that allow for contactless hold pick up 24/7
  • Modern self checkout stations
  • Outdoor plaza to relax and connect 
  • New art that represents the community in partnership with the Regional Arts and Culture Council

Stay up to date with the library’s building projects.