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Posted on: April 8, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Eugene Public Library Expands Free Online Access

Eugene Public Library is expanding free online access in order to support Eugene area students and community members while its public buildings are closed due to COVID-19.


Because many online services require a library card, during this time the Library will register new cardholders by phone. People who live in the Eugene area but outside City of Eugene limits will be issued temporary cards at no charge. Expired and blocked library cards may also be used at this time.


To register for a new card or renew an expired card, call Eugene Public Library at 541-682-5450 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week.


Blocked cards and cards that would have expired in March through May have been cleared for use and automatically extended through June 30.


According to Library Director Will O’Hearn, “As we face this challenging time together, we’re intentionally finding ways to be flexible and innovative in order to best serve the Eugene community. And we particularly want to ensure that all Eugene School District 4J and Bethel School District students have use of the library for school work.” 


Eugene Public Library provides many online resources for K-12 students, including free access to Britannica Library and a live tutoring service.


The Library also offers hundreds of thousands of online items for all ages, including eBooks, audiobooks, streaming movies and shows, music, and magazines. In recent weeks, Library staff have increased the number of online titles and copies of popular titles to further expand choices and availability.


Additionally, a Eugene Public Library card gives free access to subscription sites such as for technology and career skills, for genealogy research, Mango Languages for language learning, Consumer Reports, and many more. 


For more information, visit our website or reach Library staff by live chat, email, or phone 541-682-5450.

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