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State Library of Oregon

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Children & Youth
  • Computers & Technology
  • Education & Literacy
  • People with Disabilities


250 Winter ST NESalem, OR 97301 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Citizens who volunteer are a valuable asset to the State Library of Oregon. The Library Board of Trustees and the State Librarian promote and encourage the involvement of volunteers to assist staff in the achievement of the mission and the goals of the State Library. The staff is encouraged to assist in the creation of meaningful and productive roles at all levels of the library in which volunteers may serve.


The State Library of Oregon provides research and reference assistance to state government and to persons on official state business. Our in-depth collection of more than one million, specializes in business, history, political and social sciences. Our collections also includes federal and state government publications and a comprehensive collection of materials about Oregon.

Library Support services plan for statewide library development, consult with local librarians, citizens and government officials, report library statistics and administer state and federal library grant programs.

The Talking Book and Braille Library is the Regional Library for the Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Oregonians who are unable to read standard print because of visual or physical disability are eligible for this free library service.


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