Entrance to the library in 2012
|Location||Tigard, Oregon, United States|
|Branch of||Washington County Cooperative Library Services|
|Access and use|
|Population served||59,265 (2012)|
|Budget||$5.5 million (2012)|
Tigard Public Library is the library within Washington County Cooperative Library Services serving Tigard in the U.S. state of Oregon. Established in 1963, the current 48,000-square-foot (4,500 m2) building opened in 2004 on Hall Boulevard. As of 2012, Margaret Barnes was the director of the library that had a collection of about 230,000 items making 1.5 million loans of those items.
Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) is the library system serving Washington County, Oregon. WCCLS distributes tax funds to libraries. It was established in 1975.
Tigard is a city in Washington County, Oregon, United States. The population was 48,035 at the 2010 census. As of 2007, Tigard was the state's 12th largest city. Incorporated in 1961, the city is located south of Beaverton and north of Tualatin, and is part of the Portland metropolitan area. Interstate 5 and Oregon Route 217 are the main freeways in the city, with Oregon Route 99W and Oregon Route 210 serving as other major highways. Public transit service is provided by TriMet, via several bus routes and the WES Commuter Rail line.
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In 1963, the Tigard Junior Women's Club lobbied the city council to start a library in the city that incorporated a few years prior in 1961.The city agreed to establish a library, but did not fund the project. The next year, the Tigard Library opened in downtown on Main Street at the former city hall, but it was operated by volunteers with an initial collection of 1,011 books, most of which had been donated during a door-to-door campaign. During the second year, the city contributed $175 for part-time staffing.
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From 1976 to 1986 the library occupied a former mattress factory on Main Street. 12,000-square-foot (1,100 m2) building. At that time the library's collection had grown to 104,000 items. However, voters turned down a bond request that year that also would have paid for other city buildings.City residents approved a $2.2 million bond in 1984 to build a new library at Tigard's new civic center. In 1986, the library relocated to the building, where it remained until 2004. The civic center and library were dedicated on May 17, 1986. In 1998, the city began the process of looking to build a new library building, as the library had outgrown its approximately
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Part of the grounds of the new library were fenced-off in September 2008 because of arsenic contamination linked to the former orchard on the land.In January 2010, the library started allowing self-service pick-up of books people have reserved. The Tigard Public Library Foundation funded a feasibility study in 2010 to determine whether a second library was needed. In July 2012, city budget cuts forced the library to start closing on Thursdays. Thursday operations resumed in 2016. By the library's 50th anniversary, the collection had grown to more than 235,000 items, now including books, CDs, and movies.
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Tigard's library building is a two-story, brick-faced structure with 47,500 square feet (4,410 m2). The building was designed by architects SRG Partnership and built by Hoffman Construction Company. Features include a 170-seat community room, gas fireplace, and glass atrium. As of 2012 [update] , the library has a population served of 59,265 and 37,106 registered borrowers. There were fifteen librarians out of 39 total employees, and an annual budget of about $5.5 million. Within its collection are 188,069 print items, 19,473 audio items, and 23,920 video items, with a total collection size of 233,240. Total circulation (loans) that year was 1,522,367.
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The Hillsboro Public Library is a two-location public library system in Hillsboro, Oregon, United States. First opened in 1914 in a Carnegie library building, the system provides services to a population area of 137,000 people. As of 2015, the system had a usage of 922,000 visits per year, with circulation nearly 3 million items per year. One library is located near downtown in Shute Park, with the other location in the central portion of the city near the airport. The Hillsboro Public Library is part of Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS), which ensures library service is available to all residents of Washington County. As of 2015, the director of the library is Stephanie Chase.
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