Multnomah County Library receives five star rating again

PORTLAND, OR – In its second annual assessment, the national library publication Library Journal has again awarded Multnomah County Library a five star rating — the highest ranking possible.

The LJ Index of Public Library Services ranks libraries based on four per capita output measures: visits, circulation, program attendance and public Internet computer use. When compared with other large urban library systems in the U.S., Multnomah County Library was ranked #1 in circulation per capita once again, based on data compiled by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

"Multnomah County Library’s five star rating shows that the library is well-used by the community and continues to be an important and much needed resource, especially in this challenging economy," says Vailey Oehlke, library director.