Frequently Asked Questions
Each WCCLS member library has individual policies regarding applying for a library card. Contact your local WCCLS library for details. In general, you will need a piece of identification showing that you reside in Washington County.
We have application forms that you can print, complete, and bring to your local WCCLS library with your identification. Click on the links below to access the application forms. You could also fill out the form at your local library.
The Telephone Renewal Line is a way for you to renew your items by phone from home or wherever you have access to a telephone. Call the Telephone Renewal number (503 846-3245) to hear library and account information, and to renew items by telephone.
You will be asked for your library barcode and password to access your account.
For more details, see the page Telephone Renewals.
If you want to borrow an item that is not in the Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) catalog , it might be possible for your library to borrow it from another library system. Each member library has its own policies and procedures for ordering materials through Interlibrary Loan. More information is available at on our Interlibrary Loan page.
Washington County Cooperative Library Services does not currently have a books by mail service. However, there are some services available for homebound patrons. For more information or to see if you qualify, visit the Homebound Services section of this website.
Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) Homebound Service provides mail delivery of library materials and information free-of-charge to Washington County residents who are physically unable to visit their public library. To qualify for this service, the patron must be homebound, the caregiver of a homebound person, or living in a Nursing Home, Residential Care Facility, or Assisted Living Facility.
For more information or to see if you qualify, visit the Homebound Services section of this website.
WCCLS member libraries have a variety of equipment available for public use, ranging from photocopiers, microfilm readers, and audiovisual equipment to computer software and hardware such as floppy disk drives (including floppy disks for sale), CD drives, USB ports, word processing software and wireless internet access. This document (PDF format) shows the details of what equipment is available at which libraries. (You will need the free Acrobat Reader to view this file.)