Oregon Lane County Public Libraries

By | January 1, 2023

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Lane County, OR. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in Oregon Lane County.

1. Branch Library BETHEL BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 1990 Echo Hollow RD., Eugene, OR 97402
Phone Number: (541) 682-5766 Lane N/A N/A

2. Library System COTTAGE GROVE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 700 E Gibbs Ave, Cottage Grove, OR 97424
Phone Number: (541) 942-3828 Lane N/A N/A

3. Central Library COTTAGE GROVE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 700 E Gibbs Ave, Cottage Grove, OR 97424
Phone Number: (541) 942-3828 Lane N/A N/A

4. Central Library EUGENE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 100 W 10th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401
Phone Number: (541) 682-5450 Lane N/A N/A

5. Library System EUGENE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 100 W 10th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401
Phone Number: (541) 682-5450 Lane 2,160,355 1,125,648

6. Central Library FERN RIDGE LIBRARY DISTRICT
88026 Territorial Rd, Veneta, OR 97487
Phone Number: (541) 935-7512 Lane N/A N/A

7. Library System FERN RIDGE LIBRARY DISTRICT
88026 Territorial Rd, Veneta, OR 97487
Phone Number: (541) 935-7512 Lane 75,860 60,166

8. Central Library JUNCTION CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 726 Greenwood St, Junction City, OR 97448
Phone Number: (541) 998-8942 Lane N/A N/A

9. Library System JUNCTION CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 726 Greenwood St, Junction City, OR 97448
Phone Number: (541) 998-8942 Lane 28,775 23,355

10. Branch Library MAPLETON BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 88148 Riverview Avenue, Mapleton, OR 97453
Phone Number: (541) 268-4033 Lane N/A N/A

11. Central Library OAKRIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 48318 E 1st, Oakridge, OR 97463
Phone Number: (541) 782-2258 Lane N/A N/A

12. Library System OAKRIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 48318 E 1st, Oakridge, OR 97463
Phone Number: (541) 782-2258 Lane 10,441 6,834

13. Branch Library SHELDON BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 1566 Coburg Rd, Eugene, OR 97401
Phone Number: (541) 682-5778 Lane N/A N/A

14. Central Library SIUSLAW PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
1460 9th St, Florence, OR 97439
Phone Number: (541) 997-3132 Lane N/A N/A

15. Library System SIUSLAW PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
1460 9th St, Florence, OR 97439
Phone Number: (541) 997-3132 Lane 182,131 130,000

16. Library System SPRINGFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 225 5th St, Springfield, OR 97477
Phone Number: (541) 726-3766 Lane 306,946 171,581

17. Central Library SPRINGFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 225 5th St, Springfield, OR 97477
Phone Number: (541) 726-3766 Lane N/A N/A

Overview of Lane County, Oregon

Lane County is a county in the state of Oregon. The county was named after Joseph Lane, the first Territorial governor and a vehement defender of slavery during the Antebellum era. As of 2000, the population is 322,959.

Economy

Although 90 percent of Lane County is forestland, Eugene and Springfield comprise the second largest urban area in Oregon. The Forest Service is landlord of 48% of the lands within the county boundaries.

Historically, Lane County’s economy has been based on timber and agriculture. Timber is important because of the county’s extensive acreage in timber. Agriculture is important because of the fertile soil and moderate climate that exists in the Willamette Valley, making this valley one of the most productive farming areas in the nation. However, with the reductions in timber harvesting, and the continued pressure of population growth on many agricultural areas, these have become less important in the economic development of the county.

Growth in the next decades is predicted to shift away from these two pursuits to services, manufacturing of transportation equipment, printing and publishing, and high technology. A major manufacturer of recreation vehicles, Monaco Coach, is headquartered in Coburg, and operates one of four manufacturing plants there. Another major economic asset is the University of Oregon in Eugene. Lastly, with access to the mountains and the coast, tourism makes a noticeable contribution to the county’s economy.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 12,229 km² (4,722 mi²). 11,795 km² (4,554 mi²) of it is land and 435 km² (168 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 3.55% water.

Adjacent Counties

  • Lincoln County, Oregon- (north 1)
  • Benton County, Oregon- (north 2)
  • Linn County, Oregon- (north 3)
  • Douglas County, Oregon- (south)

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 322,959 people, 130,453 households, and 82,185 families residing in the county. The population density is 27/km² (71/mi²). There are 138,946 housing units at an average density of 12/km² (30/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 90.64% White, 0.78% Black or African American, 1.13% Native American, 2.00% Asian, 0.19% Pacific Islander, 1.95% from other races, and 3.32% from two or more races. 4.61% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 130,453 households out of which 28.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.90% are married couples living together, 10.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.00% are non-families. 26.60% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.10% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.42 and the average family size is 2.92.

In the county, the population is spread out with 22.90% under the age of 18, 12.00% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 24.40% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 96.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $36,942, and the median income for a family is $45,111. Males have a median income of $34,358 versus $25,103 for females. The per capita income for the county is $19,681. 14.40% of the population and 9.00% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 16.10% of those under the age of 18 and 7.50% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

History

Lane County was established on January 29, 1851. It was created from the southern part of Linn County and the portion of Benton County east of Umpqua County. Originally it covered all of southern Oregon east to the Rocky Mountains and south to the California border. When the Territorial Legislature created Lane County, it did not designate a county seat. In the 1853 election four sites competed for the designation, of which the “Mulligan donation” received a majority vote; however, since it was contiguous to the “Skinner claim” both became part of the new county seat known as Eugene.

It has been vastly reduced from its original size by several boundary changes. One of the first changes gave it access to the Pacific Ocean when it acquired the northern part of Umpqua County in 1853. With the creation of Wasco County in 1854, it lost all of its territory east of the Cascade Mountains. Minor boundary changes occurred with Douglas County in 1852, 1885, 1903, 1915, and 1917; with Linn County in 1907; and with Benton County in 1923.

Cities and towns

  • Coburg
  • Cottage Grove
  • Creswell
  • Dunes City
  • Eugene
  • Florence
  • Goshen
  • Junction City
  • Lowell
  • Mapleton
  • Noti
  • Oakridge
  • Pleasant Hill
  • Springfield
  • Veneta
  • Westfir