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Cedar Mill Library (503) 644-0043
Bethany Library (503) 617-7323
Second Edition Resale Shop (503) 644-6395

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Monday10 am – 5 pm
Tuesday-Thursday10 am – 6 pm
Friday10 am – 4 pm
Saturday10 am – 2 pm
Sunday12 pm – 3 pm
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Library Services FAQ

Yes, the book drops are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for returns at both Cedar Mill and Bethany Libraries.

One exception remains for any item too large for the book drop slots:
Please return large items to the large bins outside the library during holds pickup service hours.

updated November 7, 2020

 

When you receive a notice, or your library account shows that you have holds ready at Cedar Mill or Bethany Libraries, visit us during any of our holds pickup service hours. Get the details about our holds pickup service here.

updated November 7, 2020

Following guidance from WCCLS and other agencies, the library will put all returned items in quarantine for at least 24 hours before they are checked in and reshelved or put on hold for another patron. Disinfecting library materials can damage them so the best option is to hold items for some time before staff process them.

For more information about how libraries are changing materials handling based on current research, see reports by the REALM project, supported by OCLC, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Battelle .

updated September 8, 2020

 

Second Edition Resale is offering sidewalk sales for popular goods including used books every Thursday and Friday from 9 am to 2 pm, weather permitting.

Donations are currently being accepted Wednesdays only, from 9 am to 1 pm, weather permitting until bins are full.

Visit our Second Edition Resale page and follow the shop on Facebook and Instagram for special sales and services updates. You can donate online anytime at https://library.cedarmill.org/donate

Thank you for your support!

updated September 8, 2020

Washington County residents are welcome to apply for a library card online anytime and gain access to an array of digital resources, including e-books, audiobooks, databases, and more.

To update your current account, including converting an existing E-access card to a general library card so you can check out materials, contact the library via email or phone, or speak to a staff member during holds pickup service hours.

updated November 7, 2020

All items are held for at least 24 hours in quarantine for safety of patrons and staff, which can delay items being checked in. No late fees will be charged until further notice. If an item is still on your account a week after its return, please contact library staff to inquire about its status.

updated September 19, 2020

The library buildings are still closed to the public at this time following health authority guidelines. Check out our current services. Have questions? Contact us by phone or email.

Normally the libraries and Second Edition Resale depend on the help of more than 300 volunteers each month. They help with every aspect of of our organization. As the libraries and Second Edition Resale find ways to operate while keeping volunteers
and staff safe, we’re grateful for your support!

To learn how you can volunteer now or in the future, visit our Volunteer Page for position descriptions and how to apply. Or, contact Volunteer Services Manager, Jennifer Imai, at (503) 644-0043 x111 or jeni@wccls.org.

Staff are available to answer your questions via email and by phone during our holds pickup service hours. Our buildings remain closed to the public and there is no computer access available at this time. See our Services page for details.

Updated November 15, 2020

Yes. The Library provides a wide array of digital offerings, including e-books, storytimes and virtual events. Visit our Digital Library page, learn about new online programs and visit our event calendar.

Update! Both library locations offering holds pickup with expanded hours. Learn more about our current services.

Suggest a Purchase
Submit Online Program Proposal

Library Services FAQ

Yes, the book drops are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for returns at both Cedar Mill and Bethany Libraries.

One exception remains for any item too large for the book drop slots:
Please return large items to the large bins outside the library during holds pickup service hours.

updated November 7, 2020

 

When you receive a notice, or your library account shows that you have holds ready at Cedar Mill or Bethany Libraries, visit us during any of our holds pickup service hours. Get the details about our holds pickup service here.

updated November 7, 2020

Following guidance from WCCLS and other agencies, the library will put all returned items in quarantine for at least 24 hours before they are checked in and reshelved or put on hold for another patron. Disinfecting library materials can damage them so the best option is to hold items for some time before staff process them.

For more information about how libraries are changing materials handling based on current research, see reports by the REALM project, supported by OCLC, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Battelle .

updated September 8, 2020

 

Second Edition Resale is offering sidewalk sales for popular goods including used books every Thursday and Friday from 9 am to 2 pm, weather permitting.

Donations are currently being accepted Wednesdays only, from 9 am to 1 pm, weather permitting until bins are full.

Visit our Second Edition Resale page and follow the shop on Facebook and Instagram for special sales and services updates. You can donate online anytime at https://library.cedarmill.org/donate

Thank you for your support!

updated September 8, 2020

Washington County residents are welcome to apply for a library card online anytime and gain access to an array of digital resources, including e-books, audiobooks, databases, and more.

To update your current account, including converting an existing E-access card to a general library card so you can check out materials, contact the library via email or phone, or speak to a staff member during holds pickup service hours.

updated November 7, 2020

All items are held for at least 24 hours in quarantine for safety of patrons and staff, which can delay items being checked in. No late fees will be charged until further notice. If an item is still on your account a week after its return, please contact library staff to inquire about its status.

updated September 19, 2020

The library buildings are still closed to the public at this time following health authority guidelines. Check out our current services. Have questions? Contact us by phone or email.

Normally the libraries and Second Edition Resale depend on the help of more than 300 volunteers each month. They help with every aspect of of our organization. As the libraries and Second Edition Resale find ways to operate while keeping volunteers
and staff safe, we’re grateful for your support!

To learn how you can volunteer now or in the future, visit our Volunteer Page for position descriptions and how to apply. Or, contact Volunteer Services Manager, Jennifer Imai, at (503) 644-0043 x111 or jeni@wccls.org.

Staff are available to answer your questions via email and by phone during our holds pickup service hours. Our buildings remain closed to the public and there is no computer access available at this time. See our Services page for details.

Updated November 15, 2020