Library, Recreation and Cultural Services

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The Library, Recreation and Cultural Services Department (LRCS) takes quality of life seriously. Programs offered by LRCS enrich lives in our community through diverse opportunities to discover, create, and encourage personal and community growth.

Eugene Public Library

The Library provides free access to information, education, and entertainment for community members of all ages, backgrounds, and interests. Come explore at the Library’s three locations – Downtown, Bethel, and Sheldon – or 24/7 at the Eugene Public Library website. From books to streaming films, storytimes to small business support, in-person help to premium online research tools, there’s something for everyone.

Recreation Services

Recreating is good for our bodies and our brains, growing new neuron connectors, sharpening our minds and keeping us young. With our three pools and seven community centers, it’s Eugene Rec’s mission to provide recreation opportunities to all Eugene residents for sharp minds and strong bodies. Visit the Recreation website for more information or register online.

Cultural Services

Cultural Services supports the City of Eugene’s vision for an accessible and thriving cultural sector. The division manages the Hult Center for the Performing Arts and the Cuthbert Amphitheater, and runs the Community Events and Public Art programs.

News & Stories

  1. Banned Books Week

    Celebrate freedom of speech
  2. Library Events: Coming Up

    Join us for activities for all ages in October and November.
  3. Update: Current Library Services

    Find the latest information here.
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  1. Tour of newly renovated Echo Hollow Pool & Fitness Center

    Join us on a tour of the newly renovated Echo Hollow Pool & Fitness Center, thanks to funding from the 2018 Parks and Recreation Bond that was passed by Eugene voters. Watch Video
  2. City of Eugene celebrates the reopening of Echo Hollow Pool & Fitness Center

    After more than a year of construction, Echo Hollow Pool & Fitness Center is ready to reopen Monday, June 21. Learn more about Echo Hollow Pool
  3. Major Renovations Reach Exciting Completion!

    In 2018, voters voiced their strong support for the future of Eugene’s parks and recreation centers. We will soon be welcoming the completion of our first two renovations. Read more
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  1. Art in Public Places

    It might seem strange to think of government as a purveyor of the arts, but there are many places throughout the world where local governments play a pivotal role in making art accessible. Eugene, of course, is such a place as well. Read more on public art
  2. National Dance Week: Martita Santiago's Flamenco Legacy

    Martita Santiago has performed and taught all over the world and has connected with countless communities through dance. City of Eugene Cultural Services profiled her as part of 2021 National Dance Week. Watch Video
  3. National Dance Week: Access & the Arts - The Hearing Loop

    Join us as we explore how better access to clear sound for those with hearing loss can expand the potential for both the audience as well as the players. Video produced, shot and edited by the City of Eugene Cultural Services division. Watch Video
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Contact Us

  1. Library, Recreation and Cultural Services
    100 W. 10th Ave., Suite 321
    Eugene, OR 97401
    Ph: 541-682-6065
    Fx: 541-682-6834

    Monday - Friday
    Office: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Phone: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.