Books & More

The library offers books in all formats... but so much more! We have things to listen to, watch, practice, interact with, learn, connect to, and experience. Download an ebook, listen to a digital audiobook, watch an Oscar-nominated movie online, learn a new language or skill, research a topic or person, join a discussion group, get free tickets to local cultural sites, or immerse yourself in Lake Oswego history. It can all be done with your library card!

Cultural Pass Express
Free and reduced price admission to incredible local venues! Reserve online and use your phone as your ticket.

Discussion Groups
The library hosts a number of discussion groups that meet on a regular basis. They may be facilitated by a member of our staff or run by the members themselves. Groups discuss books (fiction & non-fiction), movies, current events and more. Check this page regularly for up to date meeting times and information.

E-books & Streaming
The Lake Oswego Public Library offers a variety of services to connect patrons to e-books, downloadable audiobooks, and even streaming movies. Need help? Patrons can book a one-on-one appointment with a librarian to help set up these services.

Library of Things
Lake Oswego residents are now able to borrow a variety of "things" from the Library. An array of non-standard but useful items available for checkout, ranging from seasonal cake pans to sewing machines to VHS-to-DVD converters. Materials inspire life-long learning, encourage human connection, and promote sustainable communities. 

Local History
A brief history of the city, digitized photos and documents, newspaper indexes, oral history recordings, and more. Includes information on other local history organizations and resources.

Research & Learning
Find full text articles, take online classes, explore your family tree and learn something new by using the resources listed below. In addition to the countywide databases, the library provides access to the following exclusively for LOPL card holders.

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World Languages Collection
Our World Languages Collection focuses on collecting books written in or translated into Chinese, Korean, and Spanish, but we offer resources in many other languages as well. With selections for both adult and youth readers, we look forward to expanding our offerings over time. We are also thrilled to be able to offer Mango language learning for our patrons.

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