Contact Cedar Mill & Bethany Libraries

We're happy to hear from you! We are available to answer library account questions, connect you with information, offer reading recommendations, and more. We also welcome your comments and feedback. Emails and calls are returned within one business day.

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Libraries offering limited services: Holds pickup by appointment. Returns accepted during holds pickup hours.  Learn more about our current services.

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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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Library Services FAQ

When you receive notice that holds are available for you to pickup, request an appointment as described below. Please make an appointment only if your holds are ready, or your appointment will be canceled and you will need to reschedule.

  • We are accepting returns during holds pickup hours. Our book drop remains closed at this time.
  • Please bring your own bag if you prefer a bag to carry your items.
  • For Bethany patrons, if you need accommodations for outdoor pickup, please contact us at (503) 617-7323.

Holds Pickup & Returns Hours

Cedar Mill Library

M – Sa 10am – 1pm
T, W &  F 3pm – 6 pm
Closed Sunday

Bethany Library

T –Sa 10am – 1pm
T, W & F 3pm – 6pm
Closed Sunday and Monday


To Schedule:

  1. Select your pickup location, click the link, and select a pickup date and time from the options available. Don’t see an open appointment? Scroll down for later dates. We offer appointments up to 7 days in advance.
     – Cedar Mill Library: https://bit.ly/CMLholds
     – Bethany Library: https://bit.ly/CMLBholds
  2. If you are picking up holds for other library card users, please make a separate reservation for each account.
  3. Appointment windows are 30 minutes long in order to limit lines and to maintain a 6 foot distance between everyone.
  4. Please wear a mask when picking up holds. Staff will be wearing masks for your protection.
  5. When you arrive, if you come by vehicle park first, then go to the table designated by your last name. If someone is already at the table, please stand in line 6 feet apart until the person in front of you leaves. Then, move forward.
  6. When at the table, look for your name on the holds tag. Your holds will be checked out to you before your scheduled pick up appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Do I need to wear a mask when picking up my holds?
    Yes. Staff will also be wearing masks for your protection.
  • Can I return items when I pick up my holds?
    Yes, returns will be accepted during your contactless holds pickup appointment. All returns will be quarantined for 96 hours before check in and therefore returned items will show on your account for a few days upon return. Our book drops will continue to be closed.
  • What if I miss my pickup window? Please contact the library to reschedule. We will keep items for 3 days before checking your items back in.
  • How often can I pickup my holds? We are limiting holds pickup appointments to 1 time per week in order to serve all patrons. 
  • Can I request new items? New items can be requested in the online catalog at wccls.org. Not all libraries are open at this time. Therefore, hold requests on items at another location may experience delays in filling. 
  • Can I get assistance with a question? If you need account assistance, book recommendations, help with e-books, online databases or other services, please contact the library by phone or email. 
  • Can I pay a fine? You can pay fines online at wccls.org. We will not be accepting payments during holds pickup. 
  • Can I come into the library? The library building is still closed to the public at this time following health authority guidelines. Check out all the library has to offer online anytime!

Second Edition Resale is offering sidewalk sales for popular goods including used books on a limited basis, but we cannot accept donations at this time. Visit our Second Edition Resale page and follow the shop on Facebook and Instagram to find out when and how to shop and donate. You can donate online anytime at https://library.cedarmill.org/donate

Thank you for your support, and we look forward to seeing you at the library (parking lot) soon!

Disinfecting library materials can damage them so libraries sanitize by putting returned items in quarantine. Following guidance from WCCLS and other agencies, the library will put all returned items in quarantine for at least 96 hours before they are checked in and reshelved or put on hold for another patron.

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 .

Returned items will be placed in quarantine for 96 hours before being checked in. All items going out to patrons on hold will have been though a 96-hour quarantine and all staff will wear masks when processing your items.

Staff wear masks when serving patrons at curbside and practice physical distancing as mandated by county and state guidelines for public service.

For more updates on our service, see the Services page.

Outdoor book drops are currently closed.  You may bring returns during our new curbside pickup hours. We ask that you wear a mask for the safety of yourself and others when returning books and to follow state and county physical distancing guidelines. Our curbside hours are:

Cedar Mill Library

  • Monday – Friday 10am to 1pm
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 3pm to 6 pm

Bethany Library

  • Tuesday – Saturday 10 am -1pm
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 3 pm – 6 pm

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.

The due dates for all physical materials checked out before March 20 have been extended to July 31. No late fees will be charged through September 30.

Cedar Mill and Bethany Libraries are grateful for the 320 volunteers that help throughout our libraries every day of the week. New volunteer applications are welcome and will be processed when the libraries re-open. Learn about volunteering: volunteer

Staff are available to answer your questions via email and by phone. Contact Us

All accounts nearing their expiration dates during our closure have been renewed through October 2020. If your card remains expired or you are having other account issues, please contact us.

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 convert an existing E-access card to a general library card so you can check out materials, contact the library to make an appointment for curbside assistance.

Thank you for your patience as we update and get our systems back up and running. You will be able to place new holds in your library account the week of June 22nd. Information on hold access and other WCCLS updates can be found here.

Visit our Summer Reading page to learn how to track your reading and find out what fun we have planned for you all summer long! Visit WCCLS’s Summer Reading page to join fun scavenger hunts, virtual events, and online games.

Libraries offering limited services: Holds pickup by appointment. Returns accepted during holds pickup hours.  Learn more about our current services.

Library Services FAQ

The due dates for all physical materials checked out before March 20 have been extended to July 31. No late fees will be charged through September 30.

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.

Outdoor book drops are currently closed.  You may bring returns during our new curbside pickup hours. We ask that you wear a mask for the safety of yourself and others when returning books and to follow state and county physical distancing guidelines. Our curbside hours are:

Cedar Mill Library

  • Monday – Friday 10am to 1pm
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 3pm to 6 pm

Bethany Library

  • Tuesday – Saturday 10 am -1pm
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 3 pm – 6 pm

Thank you for your patience as we update and get our systems back up and running. You will be able to place new holds in your library account the week of June 22nd. Information on hold access and other WCCLS updates can be found here.

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 convert an existing E-access card to a general library card so you can check out materials, contact the library to make an appointment for curbside assistance.

All accounts nearing their expiration dates during our closure have been renewed through October 2020. If your card remains expired or you are having other account issues, please contact us.

Staff are available to answer your questions via email and by phone. Contact Us

Cedar Mill and Bethany Libraries are grateful for the 320 volunteers that help throughout our libraries every day of the week. New volunteer applications are welcome and will be processed when the libraries re-open. Learn about volunteering: volunteer

Visit our Summer Reading page to learn how to track your reading and find out what fun we have planned for you all summer long! Visit WCCLS’s Summer Reading page to join fun scavenger hunts, virtual events, and online games.

Second Edition Resale is offering sidewalk sales for popular goods including used books on a limited basis, but we cannot accept donations at this time. Visit our Second Edition Resale page and follow the shop on Facebook and Instagram to find out when and how to shop and donate. You can donate online anytime at https://library.cedarmill.org/donate

Thank you for your support, and we look forward to seeing you at the library (parking lot) soon!

Disinfecting library materials can damage them so libraries sanitize by putting returned items in quarantine. Following guidance from WCCLS and other agencies, the library will put all returned items in quarantine for at least 96 hours before they are checked in and reshelved or put on hold for another patron.

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 .

Returned items will be placed in quarantine for 96 hours before being checked in. All items going out to patrons on hold will have been though a 96-hour quarantine and all staff will wear masks when processing your items.

Staff wear masks when serving patrons at curbside and practice physical distancing as mandated by county and state guidelines for public service.

For more updates on our service, see the Services page.

When you receive notice that holds are available for you to pickup, request an appointment as described below. Please make an appointment only if your holds are ready, or your appointment will be canceled and you will need to reschedule.

  • We are accepting returns during holds pickup hours. Our book drop remains closed at this time.
  • Please bring your own bag if you prefer a bag to carry your items.
  • For Bethany patrons, if you need accommodations for outdoor pickup, please contact us at (503) 617-7323.

Holds Pickup & Returns Hours

Cedar Mill Library

M – Sa 10am – 1pm
T, W &  F 3pm – 6 pm
Closed Sunday

Bethany Library

T –Sa 10am – 1pm
T, W & F 3pm – 6pm
Closed Sunday and Monday


To Schedule:

  1. Select your pickup location, click the link, and select a pickup date and time from the options available. Don’t see an open appointment? Scroll down for later dates. We offer appointments up to 7 days in advance.
     – Cedar Mill Library: https://bit.ly/CMLholds
     – Bethany Library: https://bit.ly/CMLBholds
  2. If you are picking up holds for other library card users, please make a separate reservation for each account.
  3. Appointment windows are 30 minutes long in order to limit lines and to maintain a 6 foot distance between everyone.
  4. Please wear a mask when picking up holds. Staff will be wearing masks for your protection.
  5. When you arrive, if you come by vehicle park first, then go to the table designated by your last name. If someone is already at the table, please stand in line 6 feet apart until the person in front of you leaves. Then, move forward.
  6. When at the table, look for your name on the holds tag. Your holds will be checked out to you before your scheduled pick up appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Do I need to wear a mask when picking up my holds?
    Yes. Staff will also be wearing masks for your protection.
  • Can I return items when I pick up my holds?
    Yes, returns will be accepted during your contactless holds pickup appointment. All returns will be quarantined for 96 hours before check in and therefore returned items will show on your account for a few days upon return. Our book drops will continue to be closed.
  • What if I miss my pickup window? Please contact the library to reschedule. We will keep items for 3 days before checking your items back in.
  • How often can I pickup my holds? We are limiting holds pickup appointments to 1 time per week in order to serve all patrons. 
  • Can I request new items? New items can be requested in the online catalog at wccls.org. Not all libraries are open at this time. Therefore, hold requests on items at another location may experience delays in filling. 
  • Can I get assistance with a question? If you need account assistance, book recommendations, help with e-books, online databases or other services, please contact the library by phone or email. 
  • Can I pay a fine? You can pay fines online at wccls.org. We will not be accepting payments during holds pickup. 
  • Can I come into the library? The library building is still closed to the public at this time following health authority guidelines. Check out all the library has to offer online anytime!