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. Enjoy a Bilingual StoryWalk / Disfruta de un CuentosAndando

    Take a walk and read! ¡Dá un paseo y lea! StoryWalks / CuentosAndando
  2. Murals on Library Cards

    Through summer: it's free to trade in your library card for a mural design. Mural Library Cards
  3. Summer Reading Raffle / Rifa de Lectura de Verano

    Enter for a chance to win a gift card! ¡Tendrá la oportunidad de ganar una tarjeta de regalo! Raffle / Rifa
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  1. Sheldon Pool & Fitness Center to open in September

    After a year of construction, Sheldon Pool & Fitness Center will reopen in September. Read on...
  2. Movies in the Park

    We are excited to announce Movies in the Park are back after a two-year recess! Learn more
  3. Pool Updates

    We hope the start of 2022 finds you well. We have a few quick pool updates to share with you. Learn more
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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Cultural Services presents: Art is the people

    “Art is the People” explores the vital role of public art and events in building community and fostering cultural understanding through interviews with City of Eugene Cultural Services staff, artists and community partners. 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

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