Library Information Network of Clackamas County

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Libraries in Clackamas County
(Library District of
Clackamas County)
TypePublic library district
Established1997 (as consortium);
2008 (as district)
Reference to legal mandateMeasure 3-310
(2008 district)[1]
LocationClackamas County, Oregon

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]


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 City of Gladstone transferred their local library to Clackamas County effective December 1, 2019.

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]


  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. ^ Official website Archived 2009-02-28 at the Wayback Machine of the Gladstone Public Library
  5. ^ About the Library Archived 2014-07-18 at the Wayback Machine from the City of Sandy website
  6. ^ Official website of the Estacada 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. ^ "Library District Formation". Oregon City Public Library. Archived from the original on February 7, 2009. Retrieved July 6, 2022.
  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". Retrieved 2018-07-13.
  16. ^ "Clackamas County Measure 3-310" (PDF). Clackamas County. Retrieved July 6, 2022.
  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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