Reference Services


Three Ways to Contact a Librarian


  • Email: Ask A Librarian
  • Phone: 503.675.2540
  • In person: Reference Desk, Second Floor of the Library



The Reference Department librarians can help you find answers to your questions. Whether you want to start a business, find a babysitter, build a boat, or track down ancestors -- we can help! Come to the library, email us, or call 503.675.2540 and we'll get you started.

Online Resources & Articles from your home:

Click on the 24/7 tab at the top of this page and click Read Articles to access thousands of articles and many useful databases directly from your home. Access the library catalog to place holds on items for pickup at the Library.

In the building:

Come to the second floor of the library to access historic documents, maps, business newsletters, the Internet, Ancestry Plus genealogy database, and our outstanding collection of nonfiction books, reference books and DVDs. The Library also has a number of strong subject collections; find out more about these at the Special Collections page.

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