Using the Library

Lake Oswego Public Library is open 7 days a week, welcoming the entire community to read, learn, and connect.  Visit the library Mon-Thu 10-7, Fri-Sat 10-5, and Sun 1-5, or access our digital collections 24 hours a day.  

Returning Library Materials

  • You are welcome to return materials to the following locations at this time:

    • Library - 706 Fourth St (North side of building for drive through book drop or front of building for automated return machine)
    • West Waluga Park Book Drop - 15775 Waluga Drive
    • Mountain Park Book Drop - Jefferson Parkway (across from 1 Jefferson Pkwy apartments, adjacent to Mountain Park Recreation Center)
    • Luscher Farm - 17800 Stafford Road (turnoff next to the Hazelia Field Dog Park)
    • Yakima Building - 4101 Kruse Way (East side of building)
    • ​City Hall - 380 A Avenue
  • Library of Things materials can be returned to staff during service hours: Monday - Thursday 10am - 7pm, Friday & Saturday 10am - 5pm, and Sunday 1pm - 5 pm


  • Connect to your account online at Login with your card number and PIN to renew items and review your account.
  • Call the library Renewal Line with your card or ID number for assistance at 503-697-6582.
  • Dial into TeleCirc, our 24-hour automated phone service, by calling (503) 659-8634 on a touch-tone phone.
Loan Periods
  • Library card holders can check out as many as 80 items and place up to 40 holds at one time! Materials that are not on hold for other users may be renewed for up to 5 additional checkout periods. Loan periods are standard across all libraries in LINCC. 

Fines and Lost Items

The fine for overdue materials is $0.25 cents per day for each item to a maximum of $3 for children's materials and $5 for adult and teen materials. 

Staff are eager to remove overdue fines from individual accounts to reduce barriers to library use. Simply speak with a staff person about your account; we are here to help. 

If Lake Oswego Public Library items are lost or returned damaged, a replacement charge is assessed. The replacement charge, minus any overdue fines, will be reimbursed if the lost item is returned within six months of its final due date.

If you are certain that an item which is showing lost on your record was returned to the library, please contact the Circulation Department at 503-697-6582. We will do our best to help resolve the issue.

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