Library, Recreation and Cultural Services

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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.

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.

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.

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

  1. New: 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
  2. Eugene Rated a National Star Library

    Eugene Public Library ranks in top 3% nationwide for cost-effective services. More info: Star Library Rating
  3. Free Library Cards for All 4J and Bethel Youth

    Library cards are free for all 4J and Bethel students and for young children who live in the school districts. More: Free Library Cards for 4J and Bethel Youth
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  1. Funding available to grow and reactivate teen activities

    Local organizations are invited to apply for grants to fund their teen activities programs through Eugene Rec. Applications opened Jan. 3 and the deadline to submit is 3 p.m. March 13. Read more
  2. Back in the Swim of Things: Sheldon Pool Reopens

    With spa jets revving and current channel circulating, Sheldon Pool & Fitness Center reopened its doors on September 26, 2022, to the Eugene community. Read more
  3. Campbell Community Center Tour

    Join us on a tour of the newly renovated and expanded Campbell Community Center, thanks to funding from the 2018 Parks and Recreation Bond that was passed by Eugene voters. Watch Video
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  1. New Cultural Services Newsletter

    Check out the first issue and sign up to receive the latest news about community events and public art in the City of Eugene. Learn More
  2. Riverfront Festival Evergreen Certification

    With last summer’s festival, the City of Eugene met high standards for ethical and sustainable event planning, setting an example that other cities can follow. Learn More
  3. New Traffic Box Art

    The bike corridor along 13th Avenue now includes newly finished traffic box art. Michael Erickson was hired by the City of Eugene to paint the boxes between Charnelton and Alder along 13th Avenue, with the theme of bicycle safety. Learn More
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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.