If you need accommodations or assistance, please contact the libraries:
Cedar Mill: (503) 644-0043 ext. 0
Bethany: (503) 617-7323.
Our libraries are continuing to provide limited services while our buildings remain closed to the public. Learn more about our Services.
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.
When can I return items?
Book drops are open 24/7. Larger items must be returned during holds pickup service hours. Returned items will be quarantined for at least 24 hours before check in.
Why does an item I returned still say it’s checked out to me?
We’re quarantining library items for at least 24 hours after they’re returned, so there is a delay in seeing those items come off your account. If an item is still on your account a week after its return, please contact library staff to inquire about its status.
Can I request items for checkout? Yes! You can place holds in our online catalog at wccls.org. Want to find something new? Check out our New & Notable page for ideas, or have staff pick for you with our Handpicked service. Looking for something not in our catalog? Try our Interlibrary Loan service.
Can I browse materials while visiting the library? Updated 2/25/21. Yes! During our regular holds pickup hours, you may visit our Express Browsing area inside the library which offers a selection of new and notable items for adults, kids and teens in every format. Access is managed just like holds pickup, and occupancy is limited due to county and state requirements. The Express Browsing area will close 15 minutes before the close of holds pickup. Book bundles for adults, teens and kids are still available for those not able to browse the Express Library. Thank you for your patience as we provide service to as many patrons as possible.
Can I get assistance with a question? Yes! We are available by phone, email, or in-person seven days a week.
Can I pay a fee on my account? Yes, account fees can be paid online at wccls.org. If you have questions about charges on your account, please contact us.
Can I come into the library? Except for our Express Browsing and holds pickup areas, the library buildings are still closed to the public at this time following health authority guidelines. No restrooms nor meeting rooms are available. Review our current Services here.