What Services Are Offered at the Multnomah County Library?


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The Multnomah County Library system of Oregon offers many services to its residents, including books for loan, meeting rooms for the public, library computers and Wi-Fi access. Through the Bibliocommons online system, Multnomah County Library patrons can keep track of the books they borrowed, get personalized recommendations and review books.

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Patrons with a Multnomah County Library card can typically borrow books for 21 days and renew them for an additional 21 days if the book is not on hold. Patrons can also borrow up to 15 DVDs and 15 CDs from the library. Every library in the Multnomah County system offers a book drop that can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Patrons can check their due dates online using their MyMCL account.

The library system lets patrons place books on hold and have them delivered to their local libraries. This service is available online and at each library. The service also has an interlibrary loan system, which allows patrons to request books from other area library systems. For patrons who are unable to go to their library to pick up books, the Multnomah County Library has a Books by Mail service. Books and movies can be sent to a patron's home for $3 per item, as of 2015.

Other Multnomah County Library services include accessible services, allowing patrons to suggest books for purchase, and focused services for kids, teens, adults and seniors.

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