Join or start a book group
You can choose to receive books, DVDs and more in the mail.
Multnomah County librarians collaborate with librarians in other places to welcome your questions on any topic, 24 hours a day. Someone is always online.
MCL staff chat hour:
Mon - Sat: 9 am - 5 pm
Sun: 12 pm - 5 pm
Chat staffed by other libraries outside of these hours
The library offers one-on-one and small group tutoring to help patrons achieve their learning goals.
Teachers, families who homeschool and other educators in the community can get library cards with extra holds, no late fines and more.
Learn how to use Northstar Online Learning for online tutorials and assessments on Basic Computer Skills, Internet Email, Windows and more.
Eighteen libraries offer free use of meeting room space for meetings and programs that serve an educational, cultural, civic or recreational purpose. Meetings and programs held in library meeting rooms must be free, open and of potential interest to the general public.
Can't find what you're looking for at Multnomah County Library? Try interlibrary loan. It may be possible to borrow books, audiobooks, microfilm and copies of articles from another library system.
This listening system helps people hear better during library programs and events. It filters the sound to emphasize the voices and transmits it to a receiver you wear around your neck.
Services for people with mobility disabilities
Sign up for a library card online and get instant access to digital items and resources
The library serves community members coming from many cultures and countries. Dedicated bilingual library staff bring language and cultural expertise in Chinese, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese to the following services:
Get personalized recommendations or let us pick one for you
When doing historical or genealogy research, you might find that the document you need is only on microfilm or another microformat.
Contact one of these librarians for a personalized reading recommendation or let us pick one for you.
Check out options for getting help or email us at email@example.com
All library locations include accessible computer stations including Jaws and ZoomText. Lapboards, large trackball mice and large keyboards can be requested from a staff person.
The makerspace is a collaborative learning environment at Rockwood Library with an emphasis on middle and high school learners. The space provides access to innovative technology, equipment, software and supportive mentors
The library welcomes all patrons, including those with autism and sensory processing disorder.
Meet with a library staff member via Zoom or at a library location
Storytimes at your library and online
Is there a book, movie, CD or magazine that you want the library to buy for the collection? Your suggestions help us keep the collections relevant to our community.
Contactless holds pickup 24/7 at Rockwood and Woodstock libraries. Pick up your holds when it’s convenient for you at self-service lockers.
Virtual Remote Interpretation (VRI) is a service that allows deaf patrons who use American Sign Language (ASL) access to remote interpretation. The library has live video sign language interpretation at Central, Gresham, Hillsdale and Rockwood libraries.
Learn English, basic skills and more on your phone with Cell-Ed. All you need is a cell phone (basic or smart), but you can also connect with a tablet or computer that has internet access.
My Discovery Pass is a partnership between Multnomah County Library and other local organizations to offer free educational and cultural experiences to Multnomah County Library cardholders.
All accessible and adaptable services at the library
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