Overview of Library Services

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About Washington County Cooperative Library Services

Washington County Cooperative Library Services distributes county tax funds to partner libraries to provide library service to all county residents. It also provides central technology support to our library partners as well as a daily courier delivery, reference support, youth services support, outreach, and more.

Children's Programs

There’s always something happening for kids at the library with twelve libraries offering story-times for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and families. These include movement activities, rhymes, music, and more. Libraries also offer special programs such as Read to the Dogs, magic, comedy, movies, music and more.

Programs for Teens

Washington County libraries have lots of programs and events for teens coming soon.

Applying for a Library Card

Washington County Cooperative Library Services cards are available to those living in Washington County and in the Portland metro area. Complete the online application and bring it to your local library with a photo ID and verification of your address to get your card.

Telephone Renewals

Just call 503-846-3245 to renew library items anytime of day or night. Have your library account number and PIN ready to access your account.

Online Renewals

It’s easy to renew library materials online with your library account and PIN number. Link to Your Account from here. If you have any trouble, consult the FAQs or contact your local library.

Borrowing Policies

Over one million items are available at the library including books, magazines, music, spoken CDs, movies, non-English language materials, story kits and more.

Interlibrary Loan

Want to borrow a book that WCCLS doesn't have in its catalog? If it's located at another library, there's a good chance you can borrow it from them using Interlibrary Loan.

Homebound Services

Large print, books-on-CD, magazines, movies and more are mailed to Washington County residents who are physically unable to visit their local library.

Kids' Place

The place to go for kid-friendly search engines, links to safe sites, school and homework help, home-schooling resources, parent and care provider information and more.

Ready to Read!

Even before your child is a reader, you can help them along the way by telling stories, singing to and with your kids, and playing.

Frequently Asked Questions

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