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 https://lincc.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/lincc/

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 Happy Valley Library was originally opened as the Sunnyside branch of the Clackamas County Library in 2012 to replace the Clackamas Corner branch near the Clackamas Town Center.[14] The county transferred the library to the City of Happy Valley effective July 1, 2015.[15]

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.[16]

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.[17] Following a petition signed by 300 Damascus residents, Damascus voters approved a measure to join the Clackamas County library district in November 2010.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Formation of Library District of Clackamas County" (PDF). Clackamas County, Oregon. November 4, 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 3, 2011. Retrieved 2010-07-04.
  2. ^ a b Canby Public Library Archived 2009-02-15 at the Wayback Machine. from its city website
  3. ^ Oak Lodge Library 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 Archived 2009-02-28 at the Wayback Machine. of the Gladstone Public Library
  7. ^ Happy Valley Library official website
  8. ^ Lake Oswego Public Library from its city website
  9. ^ Ledding Library of Milwaukie: Governance & Funding Archived 2010-01-28 at the Wayback Machine. from the city of Milwaukie website
  10. ^ Library from the City of Molalla website
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-02-07. Retrieved 2009-02-12.
  12. ^ About the Library from the City of West Linn website
  13. ^ Official website of the City of Wilsonville
  14. ^ Fugetta, Emily (April 12, 2012). "Library space odyssey gets happy ending". The Oregonian (via Newsbank).
  15. ^ "Happy Valley Library -- Happy Valley Library". librarytechnology.org. Retrieved 2018-07-13.
  16. ^ Roberts, Anthony (November 4, 2008). "Clackamas County Library District wins big". The Clackamas Review. Retrieved April 27, 2013.[permanent dead link]
  17. ^ "Tualatin's Clackamas County voters barely supporting library annexation". The Oregonian. May 19, 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-04.
  18. ^ 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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