Hillsdale to close March 3 for important upgrades as part of Refresh projects


Library will receive new carpeting and furniture from this work

PORTLAND, Ore.–February 28, 2024

Hillsdale Library will close to the public on March 3, 2024 to start on a series of bond-funded improvements. Project teams expect the work to last until summer 2024. 

Multnomah County Library is building, expanding and renovating library spaces for the public as a result of the voter-approved 2020 Library building bond. This year, the library system is seeing a dramatic reinvention by building and expanding five libraries and a series of Refresh projects to libraries across the system, requiring a series of temporary library closures.

The work at Hillsdale is a continuation of the Refresh projects, providing smaller but still important upgrades to 10 libraries. 

New features will include:

  • Improved shelf height to create more space for people and better sight lines

  • An engaging children’s area with new, movable furniture

  • New, comfortable reading room chairs (both with and without arms) as well as new lounge chairs in the adult area

  • Automated materials handling to increase the efficiency of checking in and sorting books, freeing up staff time for other work

  • A Tech Bar which provides an area for patrons to use the copy machine, scanner and computers

  • New, lightweight meeting room chairs

  • New carpet for an updated, inviting experience

The community is invited to use nearby libraries while Hillsdale is closed, including these two newly updated locations: 

Capitol Hill Library: 10723 SW Capitol Highway, Portland, OR 97219

Central Library: 801 SW 10th Avenue, Portland, OR 97205

The library will share additional updates about services at library construction closures. For help using the library, please contact us. The library routinely posts closure or schedule change notices at library hours and locations


About Multnomah County Library

A treasured community institution since 1864, Multnomah County Library is one of the nation’s busiest public library systems, providing social, educational and cultural programs, resources and services, online and through its 19 public locations. With an eye toward the future of community-centered spaces, the library is working to build, rebuild or expand nine libraries through a voter approved capital bond. In addition to being Oregon’s largest provider of free internet access, the library offers millions of print and digital resources, in multiple languages for people of all ages. From kindergarten readiness to job training, computer-assisted design and 3D printing, the library supports all people in their pursuits to connect, learn and create. Learn more at multcolib.org