About Beaverton City Library

Beaverton City Library, the third busiest library system in the state of Oregon in terms of collection use, serves a population of approximately 148,000 (the population of Beaverton plus a portion of the residents of unincorporated Washington County). Each month, more than 37,000 people visit the library to check out more than 215,000 items. The total annual circulation is over 2.5 million items. The library has two facilities, each open seven days per week. Between both locations, the library maintains a collection of 330,000 items, including a Library of Things.

Beaverton City Library Main, located on the corner of 5th and Hall in historic downtown Beaverton, is a 69,000 sq. ft. full-service library. The main library has recently opened a makerspace and study rooms. It also provides meeting rooms and many storytimes and events, including an annual community-wide reading program, One Book, One Beaverton.

Beaverton City Library Murray Scholls, located in the Murray Scholls Town Center in southwest Beaverton, is a 12,000 sq. ft. facility providing popular materials, with an emphasis on youth collections and programming.

Additionally, Beaverton City Library has a robust outreach program. Regular outreach includes our Library on Wheels program that provides books and storytimes to local childcare facilities, Head Start, and Beaverton School District Pre-K classrooms. Beaverton School District students are also visited by outreach staff and provided with a WCCLS Student Library Card when they start school. The library hosts various Community Bookshelves providing free books within the greater Beaverton area, including at pediatrician offices, laundromats, Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District parks, and the Beaverton Transit Center.

View our video tours of the main library in seven languages on YouTube.

Photo of a library building with trees and flowers and a blue sky.
Photo of a library building with trees and greenery and an overcast sky.
Photo of the inside of a library building with many windows and a wood ceiling and pillars.
Photo of the inside of a library building with people using computers.

What We Offer

Both library facilities offer traditional print materials, including bestsellers, books on CD, music, movies, and much more. Internet is also available using public access workstations. Additionally, the library offers free Wi-Fi and wireless printing. As a member of Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS), patrons have access to the holdings of the sixteen public libraries that make up the cooperative.

Many and varied educational, youth, and community events are offered at both library locations. For a list of current programs and events, visit the events calendar.

Additional Contact Options

  • Administration: 503-644-2197
  • Adult Reference: 503-644-2197, option 2
  • Children’s Desk: 503-350-3600

  • Circulation: 503-644-2197, option 1
  • Teen Room: 503-350-4001
  • Volunteer Program: 503-526-3703