Community Bookshelves

Beaverton City Library Community Bookshelves

Beaverton City Library maintains several Community Bookshelves throughout the city that give our neighbors access to books without having to check them out or return them. The goal of our Community Bookshelves is to reduce barriers to using the library by bringing the library into the community. Our Community Bookshelves are made possible by library partnerships with local organizations and businesses.

Library staff currently maintain and fill Community Bookshelves in select:

Bookshelves that are open to the public are linked above.

Photo of blue Community Bookshelf with window and books inside at Wonderland Park.
Photo of beige metal bookshelf filled with books against brick wall and light blue sign on top.

Grab & Go Collection at the Beaverton Transit Center

Ever been on a train or bus and wished you had something to read? For commuters who use the Beaverton Transit Center, that wish has come true.

Through an agreement with TriMet, Beaverton City Library launched Grab & Go, a collection of free books available to commuters who stop at the busy Beaverton Transit Center.

The Grab & Go collection consists of donated books, so no library card or check-out is needed. Moreover, readers don't even need to return books when they're finished reading. Users of the Grab & Go collection are encouraged to pass their book on to someone else or add it to their own collection. Books are provided by Beaverton City Library and the New Friends of the Beaverton City Library.

Starting a New Community Bookshelf 

The locations of our Community Bookshelves are chosen intentionally as part of the library's outreach plan, and bookshelves are maintained in partnership with current library partner organizations. While we welcome suggestions for new Community Bookshelves, we are not able to fulfill all requests due to staffing and materials availability. The library will consider a onetime donation of books to an inquiring organization if they are located within City of Beaverton and the library has an available stock of books.

All book and material donations should go through the New Friends of the Beaverton City Library; we cannot guarantee that donated materials will be added to Community Bookshelves.

Photo of small wooden shelf with books inside on top of counter with laundry machines behind.