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Oregon Library Passport Program for communities!

More library services for Oregon patrons.
Oregon Library Passport Program for communities!

“The Oregon Library Passport Program recognizes that library service ought to mirror the way Oregonians live, work, shop, and play, and reduce barriers to library service,” says Michele Burke, President of the Oregon Library Association.

The underlying premise of the Passport Program is that cardholders of legally-established libraries ought to be able to use other legally-established libraries. The Passport Program is meant to be an exchange; a library extends service to users of other participating libraries, and vice versa.

Here is how it works: Oregon public and academic libraries opt to become Passport Program participating libraries. Their registered card-holders are then able to visit, register without the customary “out of area” card fees, and use the materials at any other participating library. Their home library card becomes their “passport” or ticket to registering for library cards at other participating libraries throughout Oregon.

So, if you are vacationing elsewhere on the coast and need some reading material, you can register for library cards in Astoria, Rockaway, Garibaldi, or Florence. Or perhaps you live in Corvallis, but work in Newport, and want to use the Newport Public Library during your lunch hour. No problem.

Patrons are responsible for managing their checkouts, complying with the Passport member library’s policies regarding due dates, late fees, and materials limits, and must return materials directly to the library they borrowed from; there is no library-to-library return delivery mechanism.

Participating Oregon Libraries: http://librariesoforegon.org/node/30