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To renew a book use online catalog. Enter your library card number and password then click Log In. Next, click Checked Out. Select the items you want to renew by clicking the check box and click the Renew selected button at the bottom. To renew you can also call the Telephone Renewal Line at 503-846-3245 or come in to the service desk at the library.
To find a book you need to use the Washington County Cooperative Library Services' Catalog.
A list of Book Club Kits available for kids.
There are books made just for kids who are starting to learn how to read on their own, we call them Early Readers (ER). At the Beaverton City Library, we keep Early Readers in Children's area of the library on the left side-- opposite the picture books. You might notice that some of these ER books have levels on them, like Level 1, or Step 1. These levels are assigned by the publisher and are not standardized across all ER books. At the Beaverton City Library we place blue "Easy Book" stickers on the books that are especially good for the earliest early readers. Another great place to look for books for your new reader is in the Juvenile Graphic Novel collection in between the Juvenile paper back series books and the rest of Juvenile Fiction. Graphic Novels have been shown to help kids think about reading in new ways, and get lots of information from a page. Be sure to remember to keep reading aloud to your child even when he or she can read on their own. Continuing to read aloud together throughout childhood builds vocabulary, learning, establishes a love of reading, and helps to build that special bond of shared experiences that carry throughout your child’s life.
We are not accepting donations at this time. If you have books to donate, please see the Book Corner for details on how to donate.
It is possible to borrow many kinds of materials. Books, videos, DVDs, CDs, microfilm, musical scores, newspaper and journal articles are examples of the kinds of materials we can borrow for you. We typically will not receive items if there are fewer than 10 lenders. We are currently unable to borrow video games or current year items but we encourage you to make a purchase suggestion and we can consider the item for our collection. Please check the number of owning U.S. libraries. Please note: your library card must be in good standing in order for this request to be processed.
Loan period is determined by lending library, and materials can often be renewed. A lending library can ask for the immediate return of its material at any time or restrict use of the materials to inside the library. Not finding what you need? Contact Us!
The teen room has fiction, graphic novels, Books on CD, new fiction and non fiction, Oregon Battle of the Books, and console games. The young adult non-fiction is interfiled with the adult non-fiction, labeled with a yellow 'YA' sticker.
We are currently not organizing visits for classes or groups due to COVID-19.
We have lots of volunteer opportunities at both of our libraries. Also see additional Volunteer FAQ below.
Room reservations are processed through City Hall.
There are a few parking spaces for the Murray Scholls Branch in front of the library near Walgeens. The majority of the parking is available behind the building near Kaiser and 24 Hour Fitness.
Visit the City of Beaverton's Job Opportunities page for employment information.
Applicants who are 14 years of age and up will be considered for volunteer positions.
Unfortunately, the Library is unable to accept court ordered volunteers. The volunteer program at the Library is looking for people who want to make a minimum commitment of three months and volunteer two or more hours per week. Most court mandated volunteering does not fit into this structure. However, the City of Beaverton Public Works team has a program for court ordered community service. For information about their Community Service program, call 503-526-2220.
While the library has offered unpaid internships in the past, our program changed in 2020-2021. For more information, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Zach Wagman, at zwagman@BeavertonOregon.gov.
Due to a lengthy waitlist, we are not accepting new applications at this time. Thank you for your interest in joining us, and please check back in the fall.
Contact us at zwagman@BeavertonOregon.gov or 503-526-3703.