Library Information Network of Clackamas County

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Libraries in Clackamas County
(Library District of
Clackamas County)
Country USA
Type Public library district
Established 1997 (as consortium);
2008 (as district)
Reference to legal mandate Measure 3-310
(2008 district)[1]
Location Clackamas County, Oregon
Website http://www.lincc.org/

Libraries in Clackamas County (LINCC) is a consortium of the public libraries of Clackamas County, Oregon. It was established in 1977 when the first county-wide funding levy was approved by county voters. LINCC is a resource and revenue sharing network with a single library computer system.

The consortium remains distinct from the Library District of Clackamas County created by a ballot measure voted on during the 2008 general election.[1][2]

Consortium[edit]

LINCC includes:

The member libraries share an integrated library system which allows cooperative borrowing. Shared services, including cataloging, computer support, courier, and interlibrary loan, are coordinated by the Network Office, a department of the county government. The system currently offers nearly half a million titles, 1.2 million items, and serves over 200,000 members, who check out more than 6.2 million items each year.[citation needed]

Library District[edit]

In November 2008, Measure 3-310[1] was passed by Clackamas County voters, leading to the creation of a Library District that established permanent property tax-based funding for libraries in the county.[13]

The cities of Damascus, Tualatin, and Johnson City opted out of the district's creation.[1] In May 2010, a close vote by the small subset of Tualatin residents who are also Clackamas County residents meant that they would join the district.[14] Following a petition signed by 300 Damascus residents, Damascus voters approved a measure to join the Clackamas County library district in November 2010.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Formation of Library District of Clackamas County" (PDF). Clackamas County, Oregon. November 4, 2008. Retrieved 2010-07-04. 
  2. ^ a b Canby Public Library from its city website
  3. ^ Library Hours & Locations Archived September 14, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. from the Clackamas County website
  4. ^ About the Library from the City of Sandy website
  5. ^ Official website of the Estacada Public Library
  6. ^ Official website of the Gladstone Public Library
  7. ^ Lake Oswego Public Library from its city website
  8. ^ Ledding Library of Milwaukie: Governance & Funding from the city of Milwaukie website
  9. ^ Library from the City of Molalla website
  10. ^ http://www.oregoncity.lib.or.us/
  11. ^ About the Library from the City of West Linn website
  12. ^ Official website of the City of Wilsonville
  13. ^ Roberts, Anthony (November 4, 2008). "Clackamas County Library District wins big". The Clackamas Review. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Tualatin's Clackamas County voters barely supporting library annexation". The Oregonian. May 19, 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-04. 
  15. ^ Tims, Dana (May 15, 2010). "Damascus residents mount campaign to join Clackamas County library district". The Oregonian. Retrieved 2010-07-04. 

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