Who We Are
Our mission, our vision. A few of the facts about us.
The Klamath County Library system consists of a Main Library in downtown Klamath Falls and library branches located in Bly, Bonanza, Chemult, Chiloquin, Gilchrist, Keno, Malin, Merrill, South Suburbs, Sprague River, and the Klamath Basin Senior Center. The library system now holds over 224,000 items in its physical collection, including books, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVD/Blu-ray discs and video. The library is also part of the Oregon Digital Library Consortium and we provide access to Hoopla and Kanopy, so library users can access over 2 million digital titles (ebooks, eaudiobooks, videos, and magazines). Honor collections at our libraries and outreach facilities allow those without library cards to take home reading and audiovisual materials. Total circulation for the fiscal year 2021-2022 was nearly 525,000. In addition to these items, thousands of people enter the libraries to utilize print and electronic reference resources; access the Internet on a public computer; enjoy wireless Internet access on their mobile device (wireless access is available at all branches); view a library exhibit; or attend a program such as a book club, storytime, or community workshop.
Our friendly and professional staff is eager to serve you. Welcome to the Klamath County Libraries!
Klamath County Library is actively committed to providing open and equal access and guidance to information resources, literature, and ideas for all our county residents. The library will maintain a diverse collection of books and other materials and protect the principles of intellectual freedom.
Our Organizational Philosophy
We believe that information and knowledge are crucial for the well-being of our community. In fulfilling our mission as information providers, we strive to provide the best possible combination of information resources, professional, efficient staff and friendly, equitable service. We believe we must focus on our community as we plan our programs and services. As we develop new programs, we must also develop our staff, our most important resource and our main point of contact with our community. In all we do, we strive to enrich our community by our service to it.
The library must play a leadership role in the community as an essential contact for all residents in need of information. We will continue to serve the community by offering a broad range of services and programs designed to foster literacy and a love of reading, to support life-long learning and share the power of ideas. We will build on our traditional role by serving as a gateway to and mediator between global information resources and our constituents. We will strive to bring knowledge of and access to new information technologies to our community.