About the library

At Josephine Community Library, people and ideas come together. Inside our four branches — or anywhere with an Internet connection — you’ll discover countless books and useful tools of all kinds. Best of all, our helpful staff and volunteers will make sure you find exactly what you need.

Volunteering

Volunteers make the library’s work possible by cataloging books and other materials, assisting patrons on the computers, hosting children’s storytimes, providing behind-the-scenes expertise, and more.

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Job openings

Josephine Community Library supports diverse recruitment. If you're looking to launch a career in libraries, check out available job openings.

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District information

Josephine Community Library District was formed in 2017 with a permanent, dedicated tax of assessed property value for those living within the library district boundaries. Funds raised by the tax can only be used for the library district and cannot be diverted to other county departments. Meet the board of directors, access the library’s annual budget, learn about our strategic direction, and more.

Building improvements

The many services and programs hosted in our four library branches are popular with community members of all ages. Recognizing that the library needs appropriate space — for collections, for people, for programming, and for functional operations — the Josephine Community Library District and its support organization, the Josephine Community Library Foundation, have established facilities improvement as a top priority.

Libraries are there for all of us regardless of our age or position or politics or anything else that separates us.
Laurel Samson, board member

Email newsletter

Sign up for our email newsletter to stay connected to your library. We’ll share updates on events, technology upgrades, new titles in the collection, volunteer opportunities, and more.

Latest News

All Together: Stories and Songs

Library offers in-person outdoor program for families Josephine Community Library invites the community to a special in-person Summer Reading Program celebration with Create~Play~Heal called “All Together: Stories and Songs” on…

Library facilities resume regular operating hours

Josephine Community Library moves forward in its Reopening Plan this week resuming regular operating hours at all four branches in Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, Williams, and Wolf Creek. Library hours…

Supporting the library

From monetary donations to volunteering, there are many ways to support the libraries in Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, Williams, and Wolf Creek. Your contributions keep our library vibrant and connected for the benefit of the entire community.

Monetary donations

The library district partners with Josephine Community Library Foundation to enhance library services through donations and grants. To make a monetary donation, please visit the foundation’s website.

Book donations

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Grants Pass Friends of the Library is not accepting any donated books or DVDs.

Policies

View policies that have been adopted by the Josephine Community Library District Board of Directors and govern the district’s activities.