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About Us
Mission Statement
  • Provide quality information services to Oregon state government.  
  • Provide quality library services to blind and print-disabled Oregonians.
  • Provide leadership, grants, and other assistance to improve library service for all Oregonians.
Shared Values
  • Accountability and Integrity: We are accountable for our actions with customers, volunteers, and coworkers.
  • Customer Service: We treat all customers - internal and external - with respect and courtesy.
  • Open Communication: We communicate openly and respectfully and are receptive to feedback.
  • Leadership: We lead by example, participation, innovation, and engagement.
  • Teamwork: We are a dynamic, evolving team-based organization that strives for a collaborative work environment dedicated to continuous service improvement.
  • Creativity and Innovation: We encourage risk taking, flexibility, and alternative approaches to problem solving and decision making.    

Annual Performance Measures

The State Library was established as the Oregon Library Commission in 1905 and today provides information services to over 37,000 state government employees. The State Library also circulates library materials in digital and Braille format to approximately 5,000 print-disabled Oregonians and provides grants and assistance to help develop and improve library services, and to foster greater cooperation among all of Oregon's libraries. 
Since its founding, the State Library has been governed by an independent Board of Trustees. The present board consists of seven citizens from throughout the state who are appointed by the governor to serve four-year terms.
The State Library Annual Performance Progress Report is posted here annually to report on Key Performance Measures approved by the Legislature. 

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