About the Library

Every morning before the doors of the Eugene Public Library open, people start to gather. They are old and young, grandparents and parents with children, business owners and retirees, students and their friends. They come seeking information, computer time, enrichment and enlightenment.

When the door opens, they stream in. They come from all corners of Eugene and from all economic circumstances.  They find a public library that is free and open to all, equally, and a library staff ready to help.

In 2002, Eugene Public Library relocated to a new building at 10th and Charnelton. Our award-winning public library continues to provide personal enrichment for over 101,00 people in Eugene. With a collection of 500,000 items, there is something for everyone. Come learn about our library. Call the Foundation office for a personal backstage tour. You will be amazed.  541-338-7018

Library book drop area
Library drop box area

Facts About the Eugene Public Library

In 2013:

  • The Library presented 1,626 free programs that reached 51,001 children, teens & adults.
  • About 2.8 million items were checked out of the library.
  • The library hosted over 1.2 million visits, almost 4000 visitors every day.
  • The library offers 98 Internet and database computers, which are heavily used. There were close to 18,350 user sessions each month.
  • Summer Reading at the library helped over 6800 children and 1200 teens keep up their reading skills while school was out.
  • Over 900 adults also signed up for Summer Reading.
  • The Library has over 500,000 items on the shelves and purchased 40,977 new items with help from the Foundation; including books (audio and e-books), DVDs and CDs.
  • Over 100,000 community members have a Eugene Public Library card.
  • All three Library branches have wireless internet access.


Eugene Public Library Foundation, 100 West 10th Ave., Suite 317, Eugene, Oregon 97401 | (541) 338-7018
The EPLF is a registered 501 (c)(3) – EIN: 93-0873279. Gifts to the Foundation are fully tax deductible as allowed by law.