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. Banned Book Week logo with text &#34Let Freedom Read&#34

    Banned Books Week

    We invite everyone to honor, celebrate and defend the freedom to read. More info: Banned Books Week
  2. Photo of child in classroom from film &#34The Right to Read&#34

    Science of Reading: Film Series

    Learn about literacy with free screenings of acclaimed documentaries and an expert panel. More info: Science of Reading - Film Series
  3. Illustration of a solar eclipse

    Eclipse Events at the Library

    Fun and educational events for all ages leading up to the annular eclipse. More info: Eclipse Events
  4. Library return bins at Amazon Pool

    Pilot Project: Neighborhood Return Bin

    Yay! Return library items at a convenient new spot, right outside at Amazon Pool. More info: Neighborhood Return Bin
  5. Library-Summer-2022 news

    New Roof for the Downtown Library

    We'll be open during construction this spring and summer. More info: Downtown Construction
  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
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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.