Multnomah County Library is building a new, destination library in East County as part of the ballot measure which voters passed in November 2020. This East County Library will be an entirely new building similar in size to the Central Library in downtown Portland. By building an almost 95,000-square-foot new library on a new site, the library can dream big with the community and provide exciting services in a diverse location. As part of the building design process, the building project team wants your feedback to understand how this space can best serve you.
The building project team collects community input to help design the East County Library. The building project team includes Library employees, County employees, consultants, contractors and subcontractors, including three core firms hired for this project: Holst Architecture, Adjaye Associates and MultiCultural Collaborative. You can learn more about the team at Multnomah County Library website.
Based on input from community members, new features may include:
- A 220 seat auditorium for cultural celebrations, lectures, performances, and family programs.
- Impactful services to meet diverse community needs and interests, from early learning and play spaces for families to teen spaces, career services and beyond.
- A public outdoor space.