Friends of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library

Library Support Organizations

There are 3 organizations that support the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library:

  • Friends of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library

  • Corvallis-Benton County Public Library Foundation

  • Corvallis-Benton County Public Library Board

2015-01-07_15-04-04_219(1)The Friends of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) all-volunteer membership organization committed to supporting the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, including the branches in Alsea, Monroe, Philomath, and the Bookmobile. We provide support for Library services, facilities, and equipment beyond budgeted items and promote the use of the Library as a community resource center.

2015-01-07_15-03-53_96The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)3, independent organization dedicated to promoting donations that will permit our Library to reach its full potential in serving the community. Its mission: To encourage community investment through private giving to ensure the people of Benton County the full measure of resources, services, and access befitting a great library.

The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library Board is a ten-member advisory board, five of whose members are appointed by the mayor of Corvallis and five by the Benton County Board of Commissioners. Its purpose is to “advise the council on all matters pertaining to the operation, expansion, and level of service provided by the library. In addition, the Board shall have all of the powers and duties authorized by state law and City ordinance.”