PORTLAND, Ore. — July 12, 2021. Beginning tomorrow, more libraries in Multnomah County will reopen every week to expand public access to library materials and basic services. Currently, Capitol Hill, Gregory Heights, Gresham, Holgate, Kenton, Midland, Rockwood and Woodstock libraries are open (see Director’s message: Ready to Reopen).
Remaining libraries will reopen for public access with pre-pandemic operating hours (except for new hours at Central Library; see current hours and locations). Patrons can browse, pick up holds without an appointment, use computers and Wi-Fi, scan/fax/print documents and get help from library staff. There are no time limits. Masks are recommended for patrons. Other library services like in-person programs, youth storytimes and public meeting room use will begin later and expand over time.
- July 13: Hillsdale Library
- July 20: Fairview-Columbia Library, Troutdale Library
- July 27: Hollywood Library, North Portland Library, Northwest Library, St. Johns Library
- August 3: Belmont Library, Sellwood-Moreland Library
- August 10: Central Library (new hours)
- August 24: Albina Library
“I’m proud of the new and innovative ways the library served this community during the pandemic, but there’s nothing we have looked forward to more than opening those doors to serve people in person at every library,” said Director of Libraries Vailey Oehlke. “I am grateful to our community for its support of the library through this historic and challenging time and I am eager to embrace our next chapter together.”
Learn more at multcolib.org.