Oregon Washington County Public Libraries

By | January 1, 2023

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Washington 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 Washington County.

1. Library System BANKS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 111 Market St, Banks, OR 97106
Phone Number: (503) 324-1382 Washington 38,814 22,602

2. Central Library BANKS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 111 Market St, Banks, OR 97106
Phone Number: (503) 324-1382 Washington N/A N/A

3. Central Library BEAVERTON CITY LIBRARY
Street Address: 12375 SE 5th St, Beaverton, OR 97005
Phone Number: (503) 644-2197 Washington N/A N/A

4. Library System BEAVERTON CITY LIBRARY
Street Address: 12375 SE 5th St, Beaverton, OR 97005
Phone Number: (503) 644-2197 Washington 1,637,341 677,087

5. Library System CEDAR MILL COMMUNITY LIBRARY
Street Address: 12505 NW Cornell Rd, Portland, OR 97229
Phone Number: (503) 644-0043 Washington 1,172,667 467,385

6. Central Library CEDAR MILL COMMUNITY LIBRARY
Street Address: 12505 NW Cornell Rd, Portland, OR 97229
Phone Number: (503) 644-0043 Washington N/A N/A

7. Library System CORNELIUS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 1355 N Barlow St, Cornelius, OR 97113
Phone Number: (503) 357-4093 Washington 53,220 42,858

8. Central Library CORNELIUS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 1355 N Barlow St, Cornelius, OR 97113
Phone Number: (503) 357-4093 Washington N/A N/A

9. Library System FOREST GROVE CITY LIBRARY
Street Address: 2114 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove, OR 97116
Phone Number: (503) 992-3247 Washington 277,739 208,510

10. Central Library FOREST GROVE CITY LIBRARY
Street Address: 2114 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove, OR 97116
Phone Number: (503) 992-3247 Washington N/A N/A

11. Library System GARDEN HOME COMMUNITY LIBRARY
Street Address: 7475 SW Oleson Rd, Portland, OR 97223
Phone Number: (503) 245-9932 Washington 163,560 77,551

12. Central Library GARDEN HOME COMMUNITY LIBRARY
Street Address: 7475 SW Oleson Rd, Portland, OR 97223
Phone Number: (503) 245-9932 Washington N/A N/A

13. Central Library HILLSBORO PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 775 SE Tenth Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97123
Phone Number: (503) 615-6500 Washington N/A N/A

14. Library System HILLSBORO PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 775 SE Tenth Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97123
Phone Number: (503) 615-6500 Washington 1,782,731 720,247

15. Library System SHERWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 955 N Sherwood Blvd, Sherwood, OR 97140
Phone Number: (503) 625-6688 Washington 223,489 200,657

16. Central Library SHERWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 955 N Sherwood Blvd, Sherwood, OR 97140
Phone Number: (503) 625-6688 Washington N/A N/A

17. Branch Library TANASBOURNE BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 2453 NW 185th Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124
Phone Number: (503) 615-6500 Washington N/A N/A

18. Central Library TIGARD PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 13500 SW Hall Blvd, Tigard, OR 97223
Phone Number: (503) 684-6537 Washington N/A N/A

19. Library System TIGARD PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 13500 SW Hall Blvd, Tigard, OR 97223
Phone Number: (503) 684-6537 Washington 728,003 343,390

20. Library System TUALATIN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 18880 SW Martinazzi Ave, Tualatin, OR 97062
Phone Number: (503) 691-3074 Washington 398,345 271,000

21. Central Library TUALATIN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 18880 SW Martinazzi Ave, Tualatin, OR 97062
Phone Number: (503) 691-3074 Washington N/A N/A

22. Library System WASHINGTON COUNTY COOPERATIVE LIBRARY SERVICE
111 NE Lincoln ST., Ms# 58, Hillsboro, OR 97124
Phone Number: (503) 846-3222 Washington 250,865 133,552

23. Central Library WEST SLOPE COMMUNITY LIBRARY
Street Address: 3678 SW 78th AVE., Hillsboro, OR 97225
Phone Number: (503) 292-6416 Washington N/A N/A

Overview of Washington County, Oregon

Washington County is a county located in the state of Oregon. Originally called Twality, the Territorial Legislature renamed this county for the first president of the United States, George Washington on September 3, 1849. As of the 2000 census, Washington County is home to 445,342 residents. The county seat is Hillsboro.

Economy

Washington County is centered on a fertile plain that attracted farmers before the first wagon trains. In 1997, orchards covered 8,403 acres (34 km²) of the county’s lands and 1,163 acres (4.7 km²) were devoted to vineyards.

The development of a large electronics industry during the last two decades is the dominating factor of the economy of this county. Intel, Oregon’s largest private employer, has here its largest concentration of employees outside of its California home. Agriculture is still a major industry in Washington County, as are lumber, manufacturing, and food processing.

Washington County is the location for the corporate headquarters of Nike, the only corporation based in Oregon large enough to be included in the Fortune 500 list. Until it was acquired by IBM, Sequent Computer Systems was headquartered right next door to Nike. The facility is now host to a number of software groups for IBM, including one of its Linux Technology Centers.

Geography

Located to the west of Portland, this county has a total area of 1,881 km² (726 mi²). 1,874 km² (724 mi²) of it is land and 7 km² (3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.36% water.

Adjacent Counties

  • Tillamook County, Oregon- (west)
  • Columbia County, Oregon- (north)
  • Multnomah County, Oregon- (east)
  • Clackamas County, Oregon- (southeast)
  • Yamhill County, Oregon- (south)
  • Clatsop County, Oregon- (northwest)

Major highways

  • Interstate 5
  • Interstate 205
  • S. Highway 26
  • Oregon Highway 99W
  • Oregon Highway 217

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 445,342 people, 169,162 households, and 114,015 families residing in the county. The population density is 238/km² (615/mi²). There are 178,913 housing units at an average density of 95/km² (247/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 82.19% White, 1.15% Black or African American, 0.65% Native American, 6.68% Asian, 0.30% Pacific Islander, 5.86% from other races, and 3.17% from two or more races. 11.17% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 169,162 households out of which 35.60% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.50% are married couples living together, 9.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.60% are non-families. 24.70% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.70% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.61 and the average family size is 3.14.

In the county, the population is spread out with 26.90% under the age of 18, 9.30% from 18 to 24, 34.10% from 25 to 44, 20.90% from 45 to 64, and 8.80% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 99.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 97.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $52,122, and the median income for a family is $61,499. Males have a median income of $43,304 versus $31,074 for females. The per capita income for the county is $24,969. 7.40% of the population and 4.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 8.30% of those under the age of 18 and 5.30% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

History

The Provisional Legislature created Washington County as Twality District on July 5, 1843, as one of the original four districts of the Oregon territory along with Clackamas, Champooick (later Marion), and Yamhill counties. Columbia, later known as Hillsboro, was selected as the county seat in 1850. Washington County obtained its present boundaries in 1854 with the creation of Columbia County to the north and Multnomah County to the east.

The construction of Canyon Road to Beaverton helped Portland to consolidate its position as the primary port of Oregon, and defeat the rival efforts of settlements as Oregon City and Milwaukie.

Washington county has been a stronghold of the Republican Party, who have consistently registered a majority of voters as members ever since its creation, despite Washington County’s evolution from a farming economy to a suburb of Portland.

In November of 2004, the County and the city of Beaverton agreed to a plan where the city would annex both unincorporated residential neighborhoods as well as high-value areas of land. This would result with Cedar Hills, Garden Home, Raleigh Hills, West Slope being incorporated by 2010, and the communities of Aloha, Bethany, and Cedar Mill at some point after that.

Cities and neighborhoods

According to countryaah, Washington County, Oregon has the following cities and towns:

  • Banks
  • Beaverton
  • Cornelius
  • Durham
  • Forest Grove
  • Gaston
  • Hillsboro
  • King City
  • North Plains
  • Sherwood
  • Tigard
  • Tualatin

The following are census-designated places, mostly neighborhoods of Portland or unincorporated communities in western Washington County:

  • Aloha
  • Bonny Slope
  • Cedar Hills
  • Cedar Mill
  • Garden Home-Whitford
  • Metzger
  • Oak Hills
  • Raleigh Hills
  • Rockcreek
  • West Haven-Sylvan
  • West Slope