Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Library Closures for Presidents' Day, February 18, 2019

Some, but not all, WCCLS member libraries will be closed Monday, February 18, 2019, in observance of Presidents' Day.

WCCLS member libraries that will be CLOSED on Monday, February 18:
  • Aloha Community Library
  • Banks Public Library
  • Beaverton City Library
  • Beaverton City Library @ Murray Scholls
  • Cornelius Public Library
  • Forest Grove City Library
  • Garden Home Community Library
  • North Plains Public Library
  • Tuality Health Resource Center
  • West Slope Community Library
  • WCCLS offices & courier services

The following member libraries will be OPEN:
  • Cedar Mill Community Library
  • Cedar Mill Community Library @ Bethany
  • Hillsboro Brookwood Library
  • Hillsboro Shute Park Library
  • Oregon College of Art & Craft
  • Sherwood Public Library
  • Tigard Public Library
  • Tualatin Public Library
For regular hours and contact information, please visit: http://www.wccls.org/your_libraries.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Inclement Weather Updates for Saturday, February 9

Due to the inclement weather, some libraries are running on alternate schedules on Saturday, February 9.  Morning programs may be canceled at some locations, even if the library is not closed - please call before heading out!

Libraries that are opening late or closing early:
  • Banks Public Library - Closed
  • Beaverton City Library - Main and Murray Scholls locations - delayed opening at 12:00 noon
  • Cedar Mill Library - Closed
  • Cedar Mill Bethany Library - Closed
  • Cornelius Public Library - Closing at noon
  • Forest Grove Library - Closing at 3:00 pm
  • West Slope Library - Closing at 3:00 pm
Watch this page for updates throughout the day.

Please contact your local library before venturing out, and stay safe!

Last updated 2/8 at 2:33pm

Thursday, February 7, 2019

WCCLS 2017-2018 Annual Report

There is so much going on at your library!  Did you know that in the last year, people checked out over 11.2 million items?

Or that there were 3,792,947 library visits?

Or that people conducted 422,755 online research sessions?

Or that 133,675 volunteer hours were donated to the libraries?

Find out more fun facts in the At-a-Glance infographic, and delve into how WCCLS is improving people's lives in the WCCLS 2017-2018 Annual Report.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Inclement Weather Updates for Tuesday, February 5th

Due to the inclement weather, some libraries are running on alternate schedules today.  Morning programs may be canceled at some locations, even if the library is not closed - please call before heading out!

Libraries that are opening late or closing early:
  • Garden Home Community Library - opening at 12:00 noon 
  • Aloha Community Library - opening at 12:00 noon 
  • OCAC Library - opening at 1:00 PM 
  • Tualatin Public Library - closing at 8:00 PM

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Martin Luther King Jr. Day closures 2019

All WCCLS member libraries will be closed on Monday, January 21 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, except:
Regular hours will resume Tuesday, January 22.

As always, e-books and streaming video are available 24/7 for checkout!

Monday, January 14, 2019

WCCLS catalog and online accounts are back up!

Thank you for your patience while the WCCLS catalog and online accounts were unavailable for software updates! We are now back up and running as usual.

If you are seeing any odd behavior with the catalog or account, please clear your browser's cache (instructions here). We aren't expecting any problems, but this should resolve any issues.

If your browser is not storing your WCCLS barcode and PIN when you log in to your account, clear your browser's cache, and then adjust your browser's settings for saving login information.

Questions? If you have questions about your WCCLS account, please contact your local WCCLS library for assistance.

Monday, December 31, 2018

Updates to WCCLS Catalog January 13-15

Starting at 6:00 pm on Sunday, January 13, patron catalog accounts will be unavailable. This is because WCCLS will be performing software updates during this time. We anticipate that accounts will become available sometime on Tuesday, January 15.

Here's what you need to know: 
  • No library materials will be due on Sunday, January 13, Monday, January 14, or Tuesday, January 15
  • Follow WCCLS on Facebook and Twitter to get the most frequent updates about the downtime 
  • When accounts are available again, we will also announce it on our News & Events blog 

What will be available during the software updates? 
  • You can still search the catalog, but not log in to your account. The alternate catalog will not be available.
  • You will be able to access downloadable e-books and audiobooks via OverDrive 
  • You will be able to access streaming video via Kanopy 
  • The wccls.org website will be available, including WCCLS online resources and the events calendar 

Thanks in advance for your patience while we work to upgrade our catalog and account software! We apologize for the inconvenience.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Winter Holiday Closures for WCCLS member libraries

Please note most WCCLS member libraries will have reduced hours for the upcoming holidays... but remember that you can download ebooks and audiobooks and stream videos 24/7!

Check here for regular WCCLS member library hours.

Monday, December 24
  • Aloha Community Library - closed
  • Banks Public Library  - closed
  • Beaverton City Library Main  - closing at 5:00 pm
  • Beaverton City Library Murray Scholls - closing at 5:00 pm
  • Bethany Library - closed
  • Cedar Mill Library - closed
  • Cornelius Public Library - closing at 2:00 pm
  • Forest Grove City Library - closing at 3:00 pm
  • Garden Home Community Library - closing at 3:00 pm
  • Hillsboro Public Library Brookwood - closing at 4:00 pm
  • Hillsboro Public Library Shute Park - closing at 4:00 pm
  • North Plains Public Library - closing at 2:00 pm
  • Oregon College of Art & Craft - closed
  • Sherwood Public Library - closing at 2:00 pm
  • Tigard Public Library - closing at 5:00 pm
  • Tualatin Public Library - closing at 6:00 pm
  • Tuality Healthcare Library - closed
  • West Slope Community Library - closing at 4:00 pm
Tuesday, December 25
  • All libraries closed
Wednesday, December 26
  • Hillsboro Public Library Brookwood - closing at 6:00 pm
  • Hillsboro Public Library Shute Park - closing at 6:00 pm
Monday, December 31
  • Aloha Community Library - closing at 5:00 pm
  • Banks Public Library  - closing at 5:00 pm
  • Beaverton City Library Main  - closing at 5:00 pm
  • Beaverton City Library Murray Scholls - closing at 5:00 pm
  • Bethany Library - closing at 5:00 pm
  • Cedar Mill Library - closing at 5:00 pm
  • Cornelius Public Library - closing at 5:00 pm
  • Forest Grove City Library - closing at 5:00 pm
  • Garden Home Community Library - closing at 3:00 pm
  • Hillsboro Public Library Brookwood - closing at 4:00 pm
  • Hillsboro Public Library Shute Park - closing at 4:00 pm
  • North Plains Public Library - closing at 5:00 pm
  • Oregon College of Art & Craft - closed
  • Sherwood Public Library - closing at 5:00 pm
  • Tigard Public Library - closing at 5:00 pm
  • Tualatin Public Library - closing at 6:00 pm
  • Tuality Healthcare Library - closed
  • West Slope Community Library - closing at 4:00 pm
Tuesday, January 1
  • All libraries closed
Wednesday, January 2
  • Hillsboro Public Library Brookwood - closing at 6:00 pm
  • Hillsboro Public Library Shute Park - closing at 6:00 pm

    Tuesday, November 13, 2018

    WWI Trench Art Exhibition

    Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the End of World War I

    Oregon College of Art and Craft Library
    November 7 - December 19
    Monday-Friday | 9am - 5pm
    Open to the Public

    In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I, Veterans Day 2018, the OCAC Library hosts a small exhibition on trench art curated by students Will Benson and Thea Kinner. Trench Art in World War I features physical pieces of trench art, printed images, and WWI literature.

    "Trench art objects are holders of soldiers’ memories and reminders of the conflict they faced. Made out of recycled war refuse such as shell casings, spent bullets or whatever came to hand, they open a window to the past.

    They tell us things like where soldiers went and what their surroundings were like. They also give hints about soldiers’ thoughts and actions. Something as simple and functional as a matchbox cover can provide a map of a soldier’s movements while other, more decorative examples, show a desire to find and create beauty, to camouflage war in art."