Library, Recreation and Cultural Services

The Library, Recreation and Cultural Services Department (LRCS) takes quality of life seriously. Programs offered by LRCS enrich lives in our community through diverse opportunities to discover, create, and encourage personal and community growth.

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Eugene Public Library

The Library provides free access to information, education, and entertainment for community members of all ages, backgrounds, and interests. Come explore at the Library’s three locations – Downtown, Bethel, and Sheldon – or 24/7 at the Eugene Public Library website. From books to streaming films, storytimes to small business support, in-person help to premium online research tools, there’s something for everyone.

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Recreation Services

Recreating is good for our bodies and our brains, growing new neuron connectors, sharpening our minds and keeping us young. With our three pools and seven community centers, it’s Eugene Rec’s mission to provide recreation opportunities to all Eugene residents for sharp minds and strong bodies. Visit the Recreation website for more information or register online.

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Cultural Services

Cultural Services supports the City of Eugene’s vision for an accessible and thriving cultural sector. The division manages the Hult Center for the Performing Arts and the Cuthbert Amphitheater, and runs the Community Events and Public Art programs.

News & Stories

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  1. Teen map making 2023

    Teens Welcome!

    All three of our locations feature intentionally designed teen spaces and services. Take a video visit to learn more. Watch video
  2. Photo of blue sky at dusk out the windows from inside the Downtown Library&#39s Entry Garden

    Fall and Winter Holiday Hours

    Here's holiday hours info for all library locations and outside return slots. Details: Fall and winter holiday hours
  3. 4J and Eugene Public Library logos

    New: 4J Student Library Cards

    In partnership with Eugene School District 4J, we're delivering library cards to all students. Learn more: 4J Student Library Cards
  4. Bethel Branch Mural Santiago

    New Mural at Bethel Branch

    See a short video about artist Santiago Uceda's latest work created in partnership with City of Eugene's Urban Canvas program. Watch video
  5. Photo of a VOX Books cover sticker with slogan &#34Books That Talk!&#34

    Talking VOX Books for Kids

    Borrow children's books with a built-in audio player -- just push a button and enjoy. Learn more: VOX Books
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Contact Us

  1. Library, Recreation and Cultural Services
    100 W. 10th Ave., Suite 321
    Eugene, OR 97401
    Ph: 541-682-6065
    Fx: 541-682-6834

    Monday - Friday
    Office: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Phone: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.