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Register & Borrow Materials

Oregonians with a current photo ID may check out circulating materials by visiting the Government Room on the second floor of the State Library between 1-4 p.m., Monday–Friday, or by asking their local library to request materials.  

Oregon residents may register to borrow items by presenting valid photo ID with their current address. A recent (within 30 days) utility bill or pay stub may be used to verify their current address if needed. (See below for list of what types of ID or other documents may be used.)

Our collections are not open to the public and some of the fragile or historic materials must be viewed onsite. We recommend you call before you come in so library staff can find and gather your materials. Click here to browse our catalog.

For more information, call the State Library at 503-378-8800.

Valid Photo ID types:

  • State of Oregon driver license, driver permit or ID card issued by DMV
  • Passport
  • Student ID card
  • Military ID card
  • Out-of-state driver license
  • Other ID may be accepted on a case-to-case basis and approval by the Program Manager

Documents used to verify address (must be issued within last 30 days):

  • Gas/electric bill
  • Water/sewer bill
  • Phone bill
  • Cable bill
  • Pay stub

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