Woodstock Library history

The current Woodstock Library building of 7,500 sq. ft. opened in 2000, replacing a smaller library on the same site. The library building received numerous awards for its elegant and functional design, including a national honor from the American Institute of Architects and the American Library Association. 


2020  Multnomah County voters pass library bond, funding expansion and renovation of several libraries. Woodstock Library is one of 11 libraries receiving refresh upgrades.

2000  The new building opened. 

1999  Woodstock Library’s old building closed for a final time on January 17. The original building was demolished, making room for a larger building. Many of the old building’s materials were recycled or salvaged for reuse.

1960  Woodstock Library moved from leased space at 4426 SE Woodstock Boulevard to a 5,640-square-foot building on SE 49th Avenue.

1920s–1940s Woodstock Library occupied numerous temporary locations within rented storefronts during this time. 

1917  The library became a full branch, with an increased book collection, reference services, and adult and children’s programs.

1914  The Woodstock sub-branch grew again when it moved into a more spacious storefront facility on September 12, 1914. 

1911 A "sub-branch" library replaced the Woodstock deposit station. The sub-branch offered more adult and children's books without all the reference and other library services found in a regular branch.

1909  The Woodstock neighborhood offered 1 of 15 deposit stations (public space with a small collection of books) in Multnomah County.