Library, Recreation and Cultural Services

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The Library, Recreation and Cultural Services Department (LRCS) takes quality of life seriously. Programs offered by LRCS enrich lives in our community through diverse opportunities to discover, create, and encourage personal and community growth.


Eugene Public Library

The Library provides free access to information, education, and entertainment for community members of all ages, backgrounds, and interests. Come explore at the Library’s three locations – Downtown, Bethel, and Sheldon – or 24/7 at the Eugene Public Library website. From books to streaming films, storytimes to small business support, in-person help to premium online research tools, there’s something for everyone.


Recreation Services

Recreating is good for our bodies and our brains, growing new neuron connectors, sharpening our minds and keeping us young. With our three pools and seven community centers, it’s Eugene Rec’s mission to provide recreation opportunities to all Eugene residents for sharp minds and strong bodies. Visit the Recreation website for more information or register online.


Cultural Services

Cultural Services supports the City of Eugene’s vision for an accessible and thriving cultural sector. The division manages the Hult Center for the Performing Arts and the Cuthbert Amphitheater, and runs the Community Events and Public Art programs.



News & Stories

  1. Free Library Cards for All 4J and Bethel Youth

    New! Now including all children birth to kindergarten who live in the school districts. More: Free Library Cards for 4J and Bethel Youth
  2. Enjoy a Bilingual StoryWalk / Disfruta de un CuentosAndando

    Take a walk and read. Dá un paseo y lea. StoryWalks / CuentosAndando
  3. Imagination Library: Now for All Lane County

    Sign up children to get a free monthly book in the mail from birth through age four. More info: Imagination Library
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  1. Sheldon Pool & Fitness Center to open Sept. 26

    After a year of construction, Sheldon Pool & Fitness Center will reopen. The long-awaited reopening will start with a phased reintroduction of programming. Read more
  2. Campbell Community Center Tour

    Join us on a tour of the newly renovated and expanded Campbell Community Center, thanks to funding from the 2018 Parks and Recreation Bond that was passed by Eugene voters. Watch Video
  3. Tour of newly renovated Echo Hollow Pool & Fitness Center

    Join us on a tour of the newly renovated Echo Hollow Pool & Fitness Center, thanks to funding from the 2018 Parks and Recreation Bond that was passed by Eugene voters. Watch Video
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  1. New Wayfinding Signs Downtown

    Have you noticed the new wayfinding signs throughout Eugene? Local artist Tim Jarvis handcrafted colorful glass finials to sit atop these new signposts. Learn More
  2. Free Wall Project Installed

    Whiteaker Community Art Team (WCAT) is excited to announce the installation of the Free Wall Project which will serve as a freestanding art wall where people are empowered to share their art. Learn More
  3. Cultural Services presents: Eugene Activated

    Art changes the way we treat public spaces. Learn how the Cultural Services team uses art and community events to activate downtown Eugene by transforming unused spaces into thriving cultural centers. Watch Video
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Contact Us

  1. Library, Recreation and Cultural Services
    100 W. 10th Ave., Suite 321
    Eugene, OR 97401
    Ph: 541-682-6065
    Fx: 541-682-6834

    Hours
    Monday - Friday
    Office: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Phone: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.