Jail services

We provide library service to county jails, through a cooperative arrangement with the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office. We select books for each of the living units in the county jails. Recreational reading is geared to inmate literacy, language and reading interests. Informational reading includes recovery, jobs, life skills, domestic violence and other practical subjects.

Book discussion groups

Inmates participate in book discussion groups led by library staff and volunteers. These literacy development groups acquaint inmates with new ideas and library services.

For more information, please call Library Outreach Services at 503.988.5404.