Q: What if I don't live in Multnomah County? A: You're still eligible! Click on the link at the right to learn more. If you live outside the eligible counties, you can visit a MultCoLib branch library with your photo ID and a library card, and still get some access to ebooks and a limited number of book checkouts.
Q: I haven't used my library card in years. What do I do? A: Visit the MultCoLib page (link at the right), and choose the CONTACT US link. They'll help you get your expired card back up and running.
Q: I forgot my password. How do I reset it? A: If you have an email account attached to your library card, visit the MultCoLib page (link at the right), and choose the CONTACT US link. They'll send your email a link to reset your password.
Q: Is my Catlin photo ID enough to get a MultCoLib card? A: Yes! As long as you're 13 or older, the photo ID should do it.
In addition to our own books and databases, the public library offers dozens of databases, and thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, and streaming music that you may access using the barcode on the front of your shiny new library card. Having a library card is the first step in becoming a power user. You'll have access to hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of research materials.
(a field trip with History students to Multnomah County Public Library)
Upper division students will benefit from having a Multnomah County Library card as they begin to do more serious research, and begin to use a broader range of academic databases beyond the holdings of Catlin Gabel's library. Click here to get started:
Plan ahead, as you need to visit one of the public library's branches to obtain a card.
You don't need to live in Multnomah County to be eligible. Click here to find out whether you are able to obtain a card.