[Libs-Or] Multnomah County Library joins Oregon Library Passport Program

Shawn CUNNINGHAM shawnc at multco.us
Tue Oct 15 15:03:33 PDT 2013

Multnomah County Library is proud to
counterparts across Oregon who participate in the Oregon Library
Passport Program. Cardholders at any participating library can now apply
for a Passport card at any one of our 19
We look forward to seeing more patrons from across the state soon, and
you'll be seeing ours as well.

Multnomah County Library joins Oregon Library Passport Program

Multnomah County residents now eligible for library cards at more than 100
libraries statewide

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oct. 15, 2013 — Multnomah County Library has joined the Oregon
Library Passport Program <http://www.librariesoforegon.org/passport>,
giving all Multnomah County residents access to more than 100 libraries in

The Oregon Library Passport Program is a pilot exchange program that allows
residents of participating library systems across the state to use their
“home” library card to apply for a library card at other participating
libraries <http://www.librariesoforegon.org/node/30> in Oregon. Terms of
use for this program are established by each participating library, and
materials must be checked out and returned at that library (or library

Under the new program, Multnomah County residents can apply for a library
card at participating libraries located in popular vacation areas, like the
Columbia River Gorge, Mt. Hood, the Oregon Coast and the eastern part of
the state. Academic libraries at the University of Oregon, Oregon Health
Sciences University and other institutions are also participants in the

Participation in the Oregon Library Passport Program will increase access
to library services and materials for people who travel to or conduct
business in the Portland metro area. Under the program, Oregon Library
Passport Program cardholders from other areas may access up to 10 checkouts
and 10 holds, plus internet access, but not remote electronic database
access, interlibrary loan or some other services provided to Multnomah
County residents.

Residents of Clackamas County, Hood River County and Washington County in
Oregon and residents of the Fort Vancouver Regional Library and Camas
Public Library service areas in Washington are eligible to apply for a
full-service Multnomah County Library card under the terms of the
Metropolitan Interlibrary Exchange.


Shawn Cunningham
Director of Communications and Strategic Initiatives
Multnomah County Library <https://multcolib.org/>
Desk: 503.988.3097 | Cell: 503.781.5410
shawnc at multcolib.org
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