150 Years of Library Memories


150 Years of Library Memories is a digital narrative of Multnomah County Library’s history. There is so much that can be discovered and learned. You may learn more about your favorite branch library or find a photograph of someone you remember. With over 600 items to browse, you can learn more about the history of our library system through photographs and the recorded stories of our patrons and staff members.  We invite you to leave comments the will help us enrich the collection for other users.

Made possible by The Library Foundation

Statement about Copyright

Physical rights to the majority of the items in this collection are retained by Multnomah County Library. While Multnomah County Library may own the physical photographs or other documents that are reproduced in this collection, we may or may not own the copyright to them. In cases where there is information identifying a possible copyright holder for an item, we have made an attempt to contact them and request permissions. However, for many of the items in the collection it is unclear if the item’s copyright is held by Multnomah County Library, or whether the item is subject to copyright protection. In such cases, items are being made available here under an assertion of fair use. Information about copyright for particular items can be found in the “Rights & Usage” field of each item.

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. It is the responsibility of any users of this digital collection to determine whether their intended use of an item is acceptable under copyright law.

If you are a copyright holder for an item on this website that is not properly identified, please contact us. When contacting us about an item in this collection, please include the identifier for the item (e.g., ADpic_00999b).