List of Libraries I’ve Visited

(August 8, 2014)

Since moving to Portland, I’ve gotten into the habit of listing the libraries I’ve visited. I’m pretty obsessive and I’ll travel as far as public transportation can take me. I’m lucky enough to live in a city where all kinds of libraries or other “neighborhood book boxes” exist. But what I love about them, no matter how they look like or what they’re called, they all promote community.

A couple of the Little Free Libraries are even located in other shared spaces. For example, one of them is located in Share-It Square in Sellwood where the other corners in the intersection are a community bulletin board, a kid’s clubhouse, and a tea station. The one in the Buckman neighborhood stands next to the community compost site.

Multnomah County Library- 19
Washington County Cooperative Library Services- 19
Libraries in Clackamas County- 15
University Libraries- 12
Non-Traditional- 11
In Oregon- 6
Out of State- 5
Little Free Library- 52
Others/Neighborhood Book Boxes- 6
Special Rooms- 3

Multnomah County Library (19)- In alphabetical order

• Albina
• Belmont
• Capitol Hill
• Central
• Fairview-Columbia
• Gregory Heights
• Gresham
• Hillsdale
• Holgate
• Hollywood
• Kenton
• Midland
• North Portland
• Northwest
• Rockwood
• Sellwood-Moreland
• St. Johns
• Troutdale
• Woodstock

Washington County Cooperative Library Services (19)- In alphabetical order; Includes temporary bookmobile

Aloha Community Library [Technically not part of WCCLS yet]
Beaverton City Library @ Murray Scholls
• Beaverton City Library

Cedar Mill Community Library
• Cedar Mill Community Library @ Bethany

Cornelius Public Library
Forest Grove City Library
Garden Home Community Library
Hillsboro Main Library
• Hillsboro Shute Park Branch
• Hillsboro Shute Park Branch Bookmobile
North Plains
Oregon College of Art & College
Sherwood Public Library
Tigard Public Library
Tualatin Public Library
• Tuality Health Resource Center
West Slope Community Library

Libraries in Clackamas County (15)- In order of visit

• Clackamas County Library- Clackamas Corner branch [Closed]
Ledding Library of Milwaukie
Clackamas County Library- Oak Lodge branch
• Oregon City Public Library [Moved]
Lake Oswego Public Library
West Linn Public Library
Gladstone Public Library
Oregon City Public Library [Relocated Oregon City Public Library]
Sunnyside Library [Replaced Clackamas County Library- Clackamas Corner branch]
Estacada Public Library
Wilsonville Public Library
Molalla Public Library
Canby Public Library
Sandy Public Library
Sandy Public Library- Hoodland

University Libraries (11)- In order of visit

Branford P. Millar Library (Portland State University)
Hauser Library (Reed College)
Aubrey R. Watzek Library (Lewis & Clark)
Library and Learning Commons (University of Oregon Portland)
Wilson W. Clark Memorial Library (University of Portland)
Portland Campus Library (Linfield College)
FWJ Sylwester Library (Concordia University)
Rock Creek Campus (Portland Community College)
Cascade Campus (Portland Community College)
Pacific Northwest College of Art Fine Art Library
Sylvania Campus (Portland Community College)
Clackamas Community College Library

Non-Traditional (11)- In order of visit

Crumpacker Family Library (Portland Art Museum)
• Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC) [Moved]
In Other Words
Street Books
Kendall Clawson Library (Q Center)
Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC) [Relocated]
Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center Resource Library (EcoTrust)
The Archives and Library of the Pacific Northwest Center of the National Railway Historical Society
Davies Family Research Library (Oregon Historical Society)
Bitch Media Community Lending Library
Heathman Hotel Library

In Oregon (6)- In order of visit

• Cannon Beach Library (Cannon Beach, OR)
• Albany Public Library- Main (Albany, OR)
• Albany Public Library- Carnegie (Albany, OR)
• Philomath Community Library (Philomath, OR)
• Newport Public Library (Newport, OR)
• Corvallis Public Library (Corvallis, OR)

Out of State (5)- Since moving to Oregon; In order of visit

• Vancouver Community Library (Main) (Fort Vancouver Regional Library District; Vancouver, WA) [Moved]
• Galleria Library (Henderson Library District; Henderson, NV)
• Central Library- Seattle Public Library
• Vancouver Community Library (Main) (Fort Vancouver Regional Library District; Vancouver, WA) [Relocated Vancouver Community Library]
• Vancouver Mall Community Library (Fort Vancouver Regional Library District; Vancouver, WA)

Little Free Library– (52) In order of visit

• 16123 NW Andalusian Way
• 1380 SW Westwood Dr.
• 4765 SW Admiral St.
• 3107 SE Knapp St
• 1603.5 SE 58th Ave
• 602 NE Laurelhurst Pl
• 4206 NE 30th Ave
• 765 NW Angeline Ave.
• 1027 NW 1st St.
• 8046 SW 6th Ave.
• 17189 Carlson Ct.
• 1565 N Shaver St.
• 6934 N Concord Ave.
• 8971 N Fortune Ave.
• 1303 SE 114th Ave.
• SE 51st & Madison
• 7618 SE Duke Street
• 19112 S Winton Dr.
• Portland Children’s Musuem
• Wallace Park- NW 25th and Raleigh
• 3017 NE 11th Ave
• 515 NE Graham St
• 2545 N Willamette Blvd
• 9429 N Portsmouth
• 8031 N Hurst
• 4231 N Winchell St
• 1826 N Farragut St
• 2334 NE 48th Ave
• SE 28th and SE Rex
• SE 29th and SE Crystal Springs Blvd
• 11111 NE Knott St.
• SE 88th and Rural
• SE 83rd and Flavel
• SE 92nd and Duke
• SE 87th and Claybourne
• NE 16th and Going
• SE 29th and Stark
• 2705 SE 50th Ave
• SE 21st and Tibbetts
• 7518 SW 36th Ave
• N 72nd and N Washburne Ave
• 2601 NW Thurman St
• 3310 NE 36th Ave
• N Maryland and N Emerson
• N Maryland and N Sumner
• SE 15th Ave and SE Belmont St
• SE 29th and SE Main St
• NE Monroe St and NE Williams Ave
• SE 26th and SE Sherman St
• NE 15th and Knott
• 5903 NE Rodney Ave
• 5635 NE 12th Ave

Others/Neighborhood Book Boxes– (6) In order of visit

• SE 9th Ave and SE Sherrett St
• NE Ridgewood Dr and NE 25th Ave (I think this became an actual LFL but I’m not counting it as one.)
• SE 15th Ave and SE Alder St
• SE 19th Ave and SE Washington St
• SE 33rd Ave and SE Belmont St
• Book, Zine and Treasure Exchange on SE Division

Special Rooms

• Rare Books Room (Powell’s City of Books)
• Sterling Writers Room (Central Library)
• John Wilsons Special Collections (Central Library)


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