Opened in 2007 and expanded in 2013, the Brookwood Library houses most of the Hillsboro collections. Adult fiction and nonfiction books are on the second floor, along with plenty of comfortable seating, a quiet reading room, internet computers, and an art gallery. Study and conference rooms may be reserved and used without a fee. When rooms are not reserved, use is on a first-come, first-served basis. Don’t miss the Collaboratory – a space to explore the possibility of making and creating.
Books for children are on the first floor, along with new and popular books, movies, music, large print books, magazines, world language materials and the Library of Things. Interactive literacy toys, play spaces, and internet computers offer more learning experiences. Coffee and snack sales are currently suspended until completion of the Coffee Court remodel.
With plenty of parking, this 77,000 square foot building also includes rentable spaces for community organizations and events.
Hillsboro Public Library's Book-O-Mat, an automated book kiosk, is located downtown. Stocked with bestsellers, audiobooks, and movies for checkout, this kiosk is the first of its kind in Oregon, and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A bookdrop will also be available on the Plaza and can accept returns from all libraries in Washington County. Patrons may also have their holds sent to the Book-O-Mat for pick-up, as long as the materials are not so large that they cannot fit into the trays inside the kiosk.
Study and conference rooms may be reserved and used without a fee. When rooms are not reserved, use is on a first-come, first-served basis.