Central Public Library

801 SW 10th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97205 USA

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Tue 12p-8p
  • Independent
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“the oldest public library west of the mississippi”

Built in 1913, Portland’s Central Library is the oldest public library on the West Coast. It boasts more than 17 miles of bookshelves and terrific artwork, much of which reflects a “Garden of Knowledge” theme. Highlights include the ornately decorated stairs and a 14-foot cast-bronze tree in the children’s room. The tree’s bark is a sculptural relief of images that intrigue children: vines, musical instruments, toys, ballet slippers, animals, storybook characters and letters. Today, Central Library and the other 18 neighborhood libraries that make up the library system house nearly 900 computer search 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.

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Central Public Library

801 SW 10th Ave
Portland, Oregon
97205 USA

Hours

Open now until 8:00 pm
  • Thu - Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue, Wed: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Mon: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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