State Library of Oregon Resources

 
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The State Library of Oregon cultivates, preserves, and delivers library and information services to foster lifelong learning and community engagement. Among their collections, they offer free access to a range of online resources.

  • Digital Collections:
    • Permanent access to current and historical publications of Oregon state government
    • Representative maps from the State Library’s digital collection
    • Publications of other Oregon entities, including city, county, and tribal governments
    • Federal publications that focus on Oregon and the Pacific Northwest
  • Federal Government Publications: As the Regional Federal Depository Library for the State of Oregon, the State Library coordinates with other federal depository libraries to provide citizens with access to documents distributed by the U.S. Government Printing Office as well as any federal government information made freely available on the Internet.
  • State Library Catalog: The primary focus of the library collection is state and federal documents, government research, and Oregon history. Any Oregonian, with a current photo ID, may check out circulating materials by coming to the State Library in person between 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday, or by asking their local library to request materials through inter-library loan.
  • Photographic Collection: Housed in Special Collections, the photographic holdings of the Government Information and Library Services division of the State Library are an important historical resource for state government and the citizens of Oregon.
    There are currently nearly 20,000 prints, negatives and slides in the collection, more than 7000 of which have been digitized. The collection contains images covering a wide range of Oregon-related subjects. Most photographs are dated before 1950.
  • Oregonians with Print Disabilities: The Oregon Talking Book and Braille Library promotes and fosters the joy of reading and lifelong learning for Oregonians who are print-disabled.
  • Databases for Oregonians:
    • The Find a Library search engine connects Oregonians with libraries and online resources around the state. These online resources can be used to find full text articles from magazines, journals, and newspapers, as well as reference ebooks, videos, images, and more. They cover a wide range of topics and offer research and life-long learning information for all ages. All Oregon residents have access to online resources provided by the State Library of Oregon. For questions about the site, please contact support@librariesoforegon.org 
    • Learning Express Library provides Career Preparation to make your work goals a reality—start a new career or advance in your current field. The Job & Career Accelerator offers powerful tools and guidance to achieve your career goals. High School Equivalency Center provides guided support and preparation to help you earn a high school equivalency credential. The College Admissions Test Preparation can help you to prepare for important exams like the ACT®, SAT®, AP® Tests, and more. School Center provides skill-building resources for classroom and homework success. College Students to help you achieve your undergrad goals and prepare for future success. Adult Core Skills to build and achieve your personal education and career goals. Computer Skills Center offers video courses to learn popular software and computer basics.Recursos Para Hispanohablantes: Herramientas de aprendizaje, carrera y ciudadanía en español
    • Answerland is Oregon’s online reference service – a place where librarians help Oregon residents find answers to questions and provide research guidance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the State Library of Oregon.Answerland es el servicio de consulta en línea de Oregón, un sitio donde bibliotecarios ayudan a residentes de Oregón encontrar respuestas a preguntas y brindan orientación de investigación las 24 horas al día, siete días a la semana. Es apoyado por el Institute of Museum and Library Services a través de la Library and Technology Act administrado por el State Library of Oregon.