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. Kid at the library with toy letters spelling out &#34Play With Me&#34

    Spring Break at Your Library

    While school's out, drop by to find treasures to take home and enjoy -- plus join us for free special events. More info: Spring break fun
  2. 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
  3. Many books displayed for sale on a large table

    Giant Book Sale: Friends of the Library

    Shop for amazing deals and a good cause Sat., April 15 and Sun., April 16. More info: Giant Book Sale
  4. Photo of a VOX Books cover sticker with slogan &#34Books That Talk!&#34

    New: 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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.