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About Us
Vision, Mission, and Core Values


All Oregonians have the information essential to be engaged citizens, to strengthen our communities and to build a prosperous state.


The State Library provides leadership and resources to continue growing vibrant library services for Oregonians with print disabilities, the Legislature and state government, and all Oregonians through local libraries.

Core Values

  • Open to Opportunity
  • Excellent Customer Service
  • Strong Community
  • Professionalism
  • Personal Leadership

Annual Performance Measures

The State Library of Oregon 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. The present board consists of nine members from different areas 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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Reorganization Efforts 2013-2015

Tribal Relations

Affirmative Action Plan

State Library Policies and Guidelines

Reference Coordinating Council​