Banks Public Library

The Library is open for patrons to browse the collection, use the public computers or Wi-Fi, or attend a program.

Curbside service is available for anyone who prefers. Stop in front of the Library lobby and we will bring your items out to you.

The Banks Public Library provides library material and services to help the community residents meet their recreational, personal and educational needs.  Special emphasis is placed on stimulating young children’s interests and appreciation for reading and learning.  The library serves all community residents regardless of age, race, creed, national origin or political or social views.  The library is a resource enabling the individual to examine many points of view and make his or her own decisions.

Banks Public Library offers materials for checkout, computers with internet connection, Wi-Fi for connecting personal devices, printing and photocopying. Items from other Washington County libraries can be requested and sent to Banks Public Library for holds. Our collections include many DVDs, including popular TV series available for checkout.

Weekly storytimes are offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 am.  Check the calendar for more Library events, or send an email to BanksPL@wccls.org or call the Library at 503-324-1382.

Person Filling out Form

Permits, Licenses and Forms

City permit applications, license applications, and miscellaneous applications
and forms.
Binders with policies and procedures

Library Policies

View Banks Public Library policies and guidelines, and Washington County Cooperative Library Services county-wide policies and guidelines.

Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS)

Click here to place holds or access library materials and e-resources.
Children doing crafts

Youth and Adult Programming

The Banks Public Library offers a vast variety of fun, entertaining and informative programs for all ages.  Check out the programs currently being offered at the library.

Banks Seed Library

The Banks Seed Library is a free program committed to supporting community gardeners of all levels. Through the seed library resources are provided to assist community members learn how to grow their own food and save seed.
Tree growing from book

Friends of the Banks Public Library

The Friends of the Banks Public Library support the library by purchasing books and other materials for the library’s collection, helping to support Summer Reading Programs and other library events.