Library construction closures

Construction improvements are possible thanks to the 2020 Multnomah County voter-approved library bond. Learn more about your future libraries

Albina Library

Closing date: Spring 2023
Reopening: Fall 2024
Nearby libraries for services during closure: Kenton Library, Hollywood Library, Northwest Library

Albina Library will be renovated and expanded, resulting in 30,000 square feet of space. The library will grow to be one of the largest in the county while keeping the historic Carnegie building on Knott Street. 

New features:

  • Outdoor courtyard for community members to relax and connect
  • Large community and meeting rooms
  • Expanded study spaces 
  • Dedicated teen space
  • Updated technology and faster internet
  • Community art installations

Holgate Library

Closing date: December 5, 2022
Reopening: Spring 2024
Nearby libraries for services during closure: Belmont Library, Rockwood Library, Woodstock Library 

Holgate Library will reopen in a new building at the same location. The library will be triple the size of the current space for a total of 21,000 square feet — making it one of the largest libraries in Multnomah County. 

New features:

  • Dedicated teen space 
  • Multiple flexible event and meeting rooms
  • Updated technology and faster internet
  • Outdoor plaza for community members to relax and connect 
  • Community art installations
  • Solar panels to offset half of energy use

Midland Library

Closing date: December 23, 2022
Reopening: Summer 2024
Nearby libraries for services during closure: Gregory Heights Library, Hollywood Library, Rockwood Library

Midland Library will be renovated and have more spaces for community use, faster internet, updated technology, and will add 6,000 square feet of space. 

Additional new features: 

  • Outdoor children's play area 
  • Indoor children's space 
  • Outdoor seating and reading area 
  • Community art installations 
  • Event space
  • Dedicated teen space
  • Gathering Circle for community conversation and connection

North Portland Library

Closing date: Spring 2023
Reopening: Fall 2024
Nearby libraries for services during closure: Hollywood Library, Kenton Library, St. Johns Library

North Portland Library, the historic library home for the Black community, will be renovated and add 1500 square feet. It will house a new Black Cultural Center where people can gather, connect and celebrate Blackness.

Additional new features:

  • Black Cultural Center 
  • Outdoor space
  • Updated technology and faster internet
  • Community art installations