Multnomah County Library
Our library is one of the most important cultural and educational resources in our region. With the fourth-highest circulation of any library in the U.S., Multnomah County Library reaches more than 21,000 people every day — in-person and online.
Known for its innovative responses to emerging community needs, Multnomah County Library is considered a national leader among libraries. Last year, more than 5,300 storytimes were offered in five languages, engaging more than 120,000 children and parents. Early literacy programs offer books, materials, and parent education in 20 languages and cultures. The library's website can be accessed in five languages as well.
Multnomah County Library offers not only a depth of culture, but also a breadth of reach. Over half of county residents have an active library card. More than 50,000 books and materials are checked out or renewed every day. And for those who cannot travel to the library, the library comes to them. Last year more than 10,000 seniors received in-home book deliveries.
Our library keeps us connected. Multnomah County Library is the largest provider of free high-speed internet in Oregon, facilitating more than 1.7 million WiFi sessions and more than 700,000 computer sessions last year. Library staff offer technology assistance at each location, helping job seekers, students, and seniors find the answers they need.