During these uncertain times, how can we help?

As the world leader in volunteerism we feel a responsibility to unite our broader community, and to use this moment to become stronger.

See below to access our COVID-19 Resource Hub, and to explore our growing directory of COVID-19-specific and virtual volunteering opportunities.
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Mission Statement

Empowering our community to learn and create


Multnomah County Library is the oldest public library west of the Mississippi River, with a history that reaches back to 1864. Today, Central Library and the other 18 neighborhood libraries that make up the library system house nearly 900 computer stations for the public and a collection of two million books and other library materials. As Oregon's largest public library, Multnomah County Library serves nearly one-fifth of the state's population with a wide variety of programs and services.

The mission of the volunteer program is to engage community members in enhancing the services that Multnomah County Library is able to provide at library locations and in the community. Volunteers are engaged throughout the organization including at all of our 19 libraries, the Title Wave Used Bookstore, and our outreach programs. We also provide a variety of opportunities for people to get involved including shelving and working with materials (books, DVDs, CDs, etc.), teaching technology and other classes, tutoring adults, assisting with storytime, providing outreach services to homebound patrons, and much more!


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