Library, Recreation and Cultural Services

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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  1. Library return bins at Amazon Pool

    Pilot Project: Neighborhood Return Bin

    Starting May 15, there's a new place to return library books and other items: outside at Amazon Pool. Learn more: Neighborhood Return Bin
  2. 2023 banned books list

    Annual Top 10 Challenged Books

    The latest update from the American Library Association and Unite Against Book Bans. More info: Top 10 Challenged Books
  3. Library-Summer-2022 news

    New Roof for the Downtown Library

    We'll be open during construction this spring and summer. More info: Downtown Construction
  4. Photo of author Diane Wilson and the cover of her book &#34The Seed Keeper&#34

    Coming Up: "The Seed Keeper" Events

    Get a gift book, then join us for book groups and an author visit. More info: The Seed Keeper events
  5. Adult and child enjoying a StoryWalk in Amazon Park

    Summer StoryWalks

    Read bilingual children's books while you stroll park paths.
  6. Photo of a VOX Books cover sticker with slogan &#34Books That Talk!&#34

    Talking VOX Books for Kids

    Borrow children's books with a built-in audio player -- just push a button and enjoy. Learn more: VOX Books
  7. Star Library 2022 logo

    Eugene Rated a National Star Library

    Eugene Public Library ranks in top 3% nationwide for cost-effective services. More info: Star Library Rating
  8. Child reading while walking outside Downtown Library

    Free Library Cards for All 4J and Bethel Youth

    Library cards are free for all 4J and Bethel students and for young children who live in the school districts. More: Free Library Cards for 4J and Bethel Youth
  9. Confetti background with text &#34No more overdue fines / No más multas para todos&#34

    No More Overdue Fines

    Our new fine-free policy makes library use easier and more accessible for all. More info: No More Overdue Fines
  10. Close up of a hand receiving a printout from the short story dispenser at Eugene Airport

    Short Stories and Poems to Go

    Enjoy free reading on demand at Eugene Airport and online. More info: Short Story Dispenser
  11. People dressed to represent many types of jobs

    Job Hunting Workshops

    Get expert help for your job hunt with one-on-one meetings. More info: Job Hunt Help
  12. Child reading while walking outside Downtown Library
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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

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