January 27, 2022

Multnomah County Library Joins Oregon Library Passport Program

From The Oregonian:

Multnomah County Library cardholders who vacation at the Oregon Coast no longer need to pack a stack of beach reads.

The county has joined the Oregon Library Passport Program, a collaboration among more than 100 Oregon libraries to allow visitors to get a library card in any participating city, regardless of home address.

“It’s been a long time coming,” said Multnomah County Library Director Vailey Oehlke.

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See Also: Learn More About the Oregon Libraries Passport Program

From the Program’s Web Site:

The Oregon Library Passport Program recognizes that library service ought to mirror the way Oregonians live, work, shop, and play, and reduce barriers to library service. The underlying premise of the Passport Program is that cardholders of legally-established public libraries ought to be able to use other legally-established public libraries. The Passport Program is meant to be an exchange; a library extends service to users of other participating libraries, and vice versa.

See Also: Multnomah County Library Official Announcement About Joining Passport Program

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