Our catalog

Use Polaris, the library’s primary online catalog, to search among hundreds of thousands of print titles. Expand that selection even more by diving into our specialized online catalogs, which offer a wide variety of ebooks, magazines, and articles. All are available with your library card.

printed books

Patrons check out nearly 20,000 books each month from our libraries. Browse the catalog for the latest popular titles and bestsellers, mysteries, children's books, cookbooks, and more.

audiobooks/ebooks

Access thousands of audiobooks and ebooks on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. You can also check out audiobooks on CD from the library.

movies/music

The library is stocked with DVDs of many popular movies, including new releases. You’ll also find a large collection of compact discs.

Magazines/Newspapers

Access publications on subjects ranging from health and wellness to entrepreneurship, as well as local, regional, and national news sources.

Recommended Reading

Can’t decide what to read next? Let our librarians point you to your next favorite.

Library of Things

Browse our current collection of useful objects and check them out as you would a book. Looking for a guitar? A sewing machine? A frisbee golf set or a robotics kit? Our selection will amaze you.

Online reference library

Josephine Community Library patrons enjoy access to millions of articles across 50 online databases — and the PowerSearch feature allows you to search all of them at once.

Braille accommodations

The library offers various services and tools to accommodate people of all ages with vision-impairments.

Braille accommodations through the State Library of Oregon are temporarily unavailable in response to the Governor’s Executive Order 20-12 “Stay Home. Save Lives.”

Suggest a purchase

Is there a book, periodical, or other item that you can’t find in the library? Suggest new purchases for our library collection. We can’t guarantee to satisfy every suggestion, but we’ll do the best that we can to respond.