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Multnomah County Central Library

Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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Lovely old building full of knowledge

This library is so very lovely and a wonderful place to escape the noisy city. Great selection... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Love it! The stairs are AMAZING!

We have the best library in Portland. Really great librarians, tons of cool books, my kids love it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This library is so very lovely and a wonderful place to escape the noisy city. Great selection ~ especially since you can request items from any of the other Multnomah County library. A very clear and easy access area to retrieve requested items is on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank B S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have the best library in Portland. Really great librarians, tons of cool books, my kids love it here. The children's library is big and full of people and things that encourage their love of books. What more could we want?!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

thewse folks either already havae or will promptly find any book you want and make borrowing it, digitally or physically easy as pie

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a beautiful building! The head librarian gave us a tour. My wife is a librarian. The green roof is a great idea

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank John B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building is beautiful, inside and out. The offer free tours and there are often free lectures and free music available (some from major, recognizable artists and authors). The art and history exhibits on the third floor can be curious, educational, breathtaking or all three...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Chris_Hobbit
Reviewed 9 October 2018

The citizens of Portland did not intend the library to become a homeless shelter, but that's what its become. Shame on the government for letting this happen to what once was a great library. The homeless need to be taken care of, but not by...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 737ivank
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Even if you were not interested in checking out a book you must check out the building. Marble wood etc. it is just a starting building inside and out. In Normas library with every kind of book you can think of. Activities for kids.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ruth F
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Fabulous library with study tables, vast childrens section with story hour, puppet shows! Readers, writers, students, business researchers, all can find what we are looking for. Excellent community resource.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Viajera-MLW
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This library has an excellent collection of books. The staff are knowledgeable and very helpful. There are a lot of homeless and vagrants on the sidewalks outside of this library and is a safety concern. Be aware and cautious when visiting.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

I take my young kids here regularly, and always have a great experience. The staff are knowledgeable and helpful, polite and kind hearted. It’s amazing to have this library as a resource in the heart of downtown. We will be back soon!

Date of experience: June 2018
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