The Eugene Public Library Foundation was established in 1984 to work with members of the Eugene community to enhance programs and materials at Eugene Public Library. As the philanthropic partner of the library, we are truly honored to serve the public and Eugene Public library by providing resources that are open and free to all.


Resources the Foundation has contributed include:

Online databases such as:

  • Consumer Guide – Online consumer auto guide
  • Morningstar – Investment research software
  • Mango Language – Online language learning software
  • Brainfuse Online Homework Help – Free one-to-one help from qualified tutors for children and teens
  • Ancestry – Family ancestry research and genealogy records
  • Diagnostics Auto Repair Help – Repair information and wiring diagrams for cars and trucks

Funding for early literacy such as:

  • Storytime-To-Go (outreach to daycare centers)
  • Sensory Storytime – Includes interactive stories, songs, and movement!
  • Dog Tale Time – Kids have fun and build skills in short one-on-one sessions reading to trained dogs at the Downtown Eugene Public Library
  • The Imagination Library of Eugene

Thousands of new books every year – EPLF purchases thousands of additional books for the Eugene Public Library annually.

Lucky Day Books – EPLF purchases extra copies of new and popular titles that are available to borrow immediately.

Adult Literacy one-on-one tutoring

Funding for:

The Foundation continues to be committed to literacy and information access for everyone seeking learning and enlightenment.

We focus our efforts on support and enhancement of the Eugene Public Library and the people who rely on it for information and enrichment.

Our core values include a commitment to children’s literacy, support of Eugene businesses, promotion of the Eugene Public Library as a community hub and access to the best materials possible.