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Posted on: December 7, 2022

New: Read-aloud VOX Books for Kids

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Have you *heard*? Eugene Public Library now lends VOX Books for children! Kids just push a button on the book to listen as the built-in player reads the words on each page out loud.  Watch our short video to see how they work.

VOX Books can be use...

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Posted on: November 12, 2022

Fall and Winter Holiday Hours

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We wish happy celebrations to you and yours! All library locations – Downtown, Bethel, and Sheldon – and outside return slots are closed on City holidays, starting at closing time the night before.  We do not charge late fines...

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Posted on: November 18, 2021

Free Library Cards for All 4J and Bethel Youth

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En español

What’s the most powerful school supply? A library card! All students enrolled in Eugene School District 4J and Bethel School District schools can get a Eugene Public Library card for free, even if they live outside Eugene’s city limits. ...

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

Short Stories and Poems to Go

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Travelers flying through Eugene Airport can now pick up free reading at a new short story dispenser provided in a partnership among the Airport, Eugene Public Library and Eugene Public Library Foundation.

People of all ages can use a touch-free button to c...

More info: Short Story Dispenser

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Posted on: October 28, 2022

Job Hunting Workshops

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Get free  job hunting information and guidance with Lane County Workforce Services  and WorkSource Lane.  These experts offer in-person job hunting workshops, one-on-one appointments, and online career exploration workshops.

In-p...

More info: Job Hunt Help

Library News & Stories
Posted on: April 22, 2022

No More Overdue Fines

Confetti background with text "No more overdue fines / No más multas para todos"

En español

Starting May 1, 2022, Eugene Public Library no longer charges overdue fines. Additionally, any existing overdue fines have been removed from accounts. As a result, many Eugene Public Library cards that were blocked due to overdue fines are again...

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Posted on: January 16, 2022

Library Levy Report: Year 5

Library Levy: Year 5 Report

At a City Council meeting on January 12, 2022, Eugene Public Library Director Will O'Hearn reported on our innovations and achievements during Year 5 of the 2015 levy. Year 5 covered FY21, including  services and activities from July 2020 through...

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

Tarjetas gratis de biblioteca para todos los estudiantes de 4J y Bethel

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En inglés

¿Cuál es el mejor material escolar? ¡Es una tarjeta de la biblioteca! Todos los estudiantes matriculados en el Distrito Escolar 4J y el Distrito Escolar de Bethel pueden obtener una tarjeta de la Bibliot...

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