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Library Publications

The Library offers many publications that describe our programs and services. Some are available online or you can pick them up at the Library.

Everybody’s Talkin’: Part 1
Posted: September, 2019

We asked. You answered. One of the most inspiring and educational aspects of our 2019 patron survey is reading your comments. We love your creative ideas and your feedback on the services we offer you. In the next few issues of Books & Bits, we’ll share some of those comments, identify trends and let you know what’s in store for the future.

E-books was a popular subject—from celebrating our selection to requests for more titles and hopes for learning how to download them. Thanks to our membership in Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS), we offer a variety of downloadable e-books and audiobooks in both English and Spanish for readers of all ages. Are you new to e-books? They are great for travel or to fulfill that craving when you want something to read right now, especially when it’s after the witching hour!

WCCLS offers 88,063 e-book titles and 28,455 downloadable audiobooks—of which 2,851 are in Spanish. All these are listed in the catalog with more being added each month. During the last year, Tigard patrons downloaded 133,441 e-books and downloadable audiobooks.

If your e-reader is fighting you, sign up for 1-on-1 Tech help in English or Spanish and make friends with it.

Want to give e-books a try? Tigard offers several e-readers pre-loaded with popular titles. Check one out and take it for a test-read. And our friendly reference staff is always happy to help you.

Monthly E-Newsletter: Books and Bits
Books and Bits is sent monthly to Tigard Library card holders who have provided their email addresses. It provides information on programs, reading recommendations, tips on enhancing your library experience and updates on the technological services we offer. Back issues also provide book recommendations from the Reading Room and helpful tips to get the most out of using your library.

Library Reports

How Are We Doing? For a snapshot of how the library is responding to community needs, take a look at these recent projects:

  • Periodically the library conducts patron surveys. We want to thank everyone who took the time to share their views about the library. Find out what others are saying about the library. The library relies on your feedback to improve service. Thank you for helping us serve you better. 
Survey Summary Results for 2019  | 2019 Survey Comments
  Previous Survey Results:
2018 | 2016 | 20152014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010
  • The Performance Audit requested by the City's Financial Strategies task force found that the library is managed in a cost-effective manner, providing citizens with 4:1 return on each tax dollar invested in library operations.
Library staff has already implemented some of the recommendations from the survey and the audit report.  We will continue to report our progress and ask for your suggestions.  Performance matters at the Tigard Library… and so do you!    
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