School Corps Buckets of Books

What is a Bucket of Books?

Buckets of Books are provided by the library and contain up to 30 books on a topic, plus a teacher's guide. These are available through the regular check-out process. To place a hold on a bucket, click on the topic link from the lists below. Then, click the “Place hold” button and follow the instructions on the screen.

If there's not a Bucket of Books on your topic, or if the buckets are all checked out, see the booklists page.

For educators

Need a book bucket on another topic? If you teach in a Multnomah County school, School Corps can create one just for you. To request a custom book collection visit the Assignment Alert page. This service takes three weeks.

Checkout policies

  • Buckets of Books borrowers are responsible for following the same policies as other library users.
  • Buckets can be checked out for six weeks with a library educator account or for three weeks with a personal library account.
  • The borrower is responsible for returning all the contents of the bucket. (Contents are listed in the teacher's guide.)

For more information, contact School Corps at or 503.988.6004.