June 26, 2019
About Us
 
Mission Statement:
In the tradition of the human ideal of freedom of thought and speech, the Siuslaw Public Library Commons strives to be a warm and inviting place of lifelong learning and human improvement, accessible to people of all ages, economic levels, and cultural backgrounds.
 
Board of Directors:
Click here here to learn about the members of the Library District's Board of Directors.
 
History:
On May 7, 1915, the first public library in the Florence area opened to the public. In February 1955 the Florence City Council formally legalized the status of the Florence Public Library, thereby making it a department of city government.  The Siuslaw Public Library District was created by the voters in 1985 as a special district in Western Lane County, and is overseen by an elected board of five directors. Click here to read more about the history of library service in Western Lane County. 
 
 
Library Cards:
Library district residents may obtain a free library card with proof of a local in-district address.  Non-residents may obtain a card for a quarterly or annual fee.  Applicants under 18 may obtain a card with the signed approval of a parent or legal guardian.  For more information, click here.
 
Friends:  
The Siuslaw Library District has an active Friends of the Library group.  For more information, click here
 
Main Branch Floor Plan:
To see a floor plan of the main branch showing collection and facility resources, click here for a two-page PDF
 
Photo Gallery:
To see photos of the exterior and interior of both library branches, click here
 
Policies:
The complete Siuslaw Public Library District Policy Manual is available in the Reference section of the Library, call number 025.1 SIUSL REF. We are also happy to provide all or part of the manual electronically to interested members of the public.  Please contact ref@siuslaw.lib.or.us or call us at 541-997-3132 for more information. Selected policies are also available below
 
 
  Contact us:  ref@siuslawlibrary.org  Siuslaw Public Library District  1460 9th Street  Florence, Or. 97439  1-541-997-3132