Library slowly emerging from pandemic lock-down

Here are the latest Frequently Asked Questions how our Library is opening for business during the pandemic.
Mike Smith, President of Friends of the Forest Grove Library

When can I pick up my existing holds and return materials?

You will be notified by email or by phone when your holds are ready for pickup.  Curbside pickup for requested items on the southside of the library is available beginning Monday June 15th from 9:30-5:30 pm Monday-Saturday.  At this time we are also accepting returns during all curbside pickup hours.

When can I begin placing NEW holds for items I want?

We are now answering phones and began accepting requests for new holds beginning Monday June 8th.  You can call us Monday-Saturday from 9:30 am- 5:30 pm at 503 992-3247. Starting Monday June 22nd you will be able to place your own holds in the catalog. 

Be aware, however, that some libraries are not yet lending items so you will want to prioritize items currently available at the Forest Grove Library if you wish to have your request filled quickly.

I have a different question. Can someone help?

Yes!  Call us at 503 992-3247.  You can also contact a Librarian on our website at or call the Reference Desk at 503 992-3337.

What about printing?

Send your print jobs through the library’s wireless and they will print up to 10 pages for you, no charge.  Delivery of wireless prints will be available curbside beginning June 22nd. Please call 503-992-3247 when you arrive to have a print to be delivered curbside.

When will I be able to come into the Library?

There is as yet no specific date when the Library will again be fully open to the public.  We are working with staff at WCCLS and carefully following Executive Orders established by the Governor and the guidelines of Washington County Health and Human Services regarding the opening of public facilities with necessary restrictions and safety protocols.

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