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."


    Library Closures for Thanksgiving week

    See the chart below for WCCLS member libraries hours during the week of Thanksgiving.

    Remember that you can download ebooks and audiobooks and stream videos 24/7!

    LibraryWednesday
    Nov. 21
    Thursday
    Nov. 22
    Friday
    Nov. 23
    Saturday
    Nov. 24

    Aloha
    Normal HoursClosedNormal HoursNormal Hours
    BanksClosing at 5:00ClosedClosedNormal Hours

    Beaverton
    Closing at 5:00ClosedClosedNormal Hours
    Beaverton
    Murray Scholls
    Closing at 5:00ClosedClosedNormal Hours
    BethanyNormal HoursClosedNormal HoursNormal Hours

    Cedar Mill
    Normal HoursClosedNormal HoursNormal Hours

    Cornelius
    Normal HoursClosedClosedNormal Hours

    Forest Grove
    Normal HoursClosedClosedClosed

    Garden Home
    Closing at 3:00ClosedNormal HoursNormal Hours
    Hillsboro
    Brookwood
    Closing at 4:00ClosedNormal HoursNormal Hours
    Hillsboro
    Shute Park
    Closing at 4:00ClosedNormal HoursNormal Hours

    North Plains
    Closing at 5:00ClosedNormal HoursNormal Hours
    Oregon College
    of Art and Craft
    Normal HoursClosedClosedUsual Closure

    Sherwood
    Closing at 6:00ClosedClosedNormal Hours

    Tigard
    Normal HoursClosedNormal HoursNormal Hours

    Tualatin
    Closing at 6:00ClosedNormal HoursNormal Hours
    Tuality Healthcare
    Library
    Closing at 2:00ClosedClosedUsual Closure

    West Slope
    Closing at 4:00ClosedNormal HoursNormal Hours

    Wednesday, November 7, 2018

    Library Closures for Veterans Day

    Many of the WCCLS member libraries will be closing in observance of Veterans Day on Sunday, November 11, or Monday, November 12, 2018.

    Libraries closed Sunday, November 11:
    Cornelius Public Library
    Garden Home Community Library
    Tigard Public Library
    West Slope Community Library

    Libraries closed/closing early on 
    Monday, November 12:
    Aloha Community Library
    Banks Public Library
    Bethany Library
    Cedar Mill Library
    Cornelius Public Library
    Forest Grove City Library
    Garden Home Community Library (closing at 6 pm)
    North Plains Public Library
    Sherwood Public Library
    Tuality Healthcare Library
    West Slope Community Library
    WCCLS offices & courier services

    Libraries open both days:
    Hillsboro Brookwood Library
    Hillsboro Shute Park Library
    Tualatin Public Library

    Wednesday, October 24, 2018

    Send in Ballots November 2018

    Voters Urged to Mail or Drop Off Ballots Early

    Washington County elections officials are encouraging voters to mail or drop off their ballots as soon as possible for the November 6 General Election.

    Voters should have received their ballots by mail last weekend.

    Voters will have until November 1 to send their completed ballots in appropriately signed envelopes with a postmark from the U.S. Postal Service.

    After this date, completed ballots should be dropped off at official collection sites in order to meet the election's 8 p.m. deadline on November 6.


    Ballot drop-off sites can be found on the Washington County website.

    Information about vote-by-mail, voter eligibility and other election matters may be found at the Washington County Elections Office website or by calling 503-846-5800.

    Wednesday, October 3, 2018

    Pay Your Fines Online

    WCCLS is excited to announce that patrons can pay their account fines and fees online, starting today!

    How does it work?
    1. Log in to your account.
    2. View your fines and fees.
    3. Click the "Pay Fines Now!" button and follow the directions.
    More information can be found on our website.

    If you have additional questions, please contact your local library branch.