Library Closure

Effective Saturday, March 14, the Corvallis-Benton County Library will close its Main Library and branch libraries in Alsea, Monroe, and Philomath through the end of March. All library programs and outreach events have been canceled as well, and Bookmobile stops are temporarily suspended during this time.

There will be no fines charged to library accounts during this time, and we encourage you to simply keep items that you have checked out until we reopen. We will share more information as we have it!

Find the full statement from the City of Corvallis here.

—Corvallis-Benton County Public Library

Just because our library is temporarily closed it doesn’t mean we can’t still support it!

They have a fantastic selection of digital offerings your can check out with just your library card and all for free. Check it out (pun intended):

Take a turn around our online shop and adopt a new friend, or several. Just like all our books sales, all proceeds go directly to supporting our library!

Alsea Community Library New Sign

The Alsea Community Library has a gorgeous new sign thanks to Rolfe Hagen of the Farmer’s Kitchen/Thyme Garden, who created it. It’s visible from Hwy 34 and is two-sided so drivers can see it from both directions!

Alsea Community Effort would like to thank all those involved with getting our old sign replaced with this new artistic sign: Friends of the Corvallis-Benton County Library, Mary Nevin, Weyerhauser, Rolfe and Janet Hagen, Naomi Shadwick, Kathy, Nick and Steven Koetz, Kathy and Phil Plaza, and the ACE Board Members.

2018-2019 Board Members

President: Katherine Inman
Secretary: Lynn Grube
Treasurer: Anna Ellendman
Past President: Stefani McRae-Dickey
Library Board and Foundation Liaison: Jacque Schreck
Membership Chair: Cathe Walker
Volunteer Coordinator Chair: Dolly Chao
Random Reviews Co-Chair, Holiday Pricing: Connie Georgiou
Sorting and Book Room Liaison: Corrine Gobeli
Book Sales: Cat Newsheller
Public Relations: David Grube
Benton Books Chair: Lois Malango
Alsea Liaison: Mary Ann Carr
Monroe Liaison: Sandy Halonen

Friends of Corvallis-Benton Library Online Store

Looking for a quality used book? Check out the Friends of Corvallis-Benton Library’s online book sale location at Amazon!

We ship anywhere in the United States as well as internationally. Explore our inventory.

All income benefits the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library.

Where do our books come from?

Books that are donated to the Friends, or are discarded from the library worth more than $7-$12, are taken to our office. Then decisions are made as to whether the book can be sold online.

Not a book buyer at the moment?

You can also help the library by donating quality books to the Friends. Experienced volunteers sort, price, and route special titles and above average quality books for online listing. You might even find recent textbooks, technical books, some first editions, and signed editions in there!

Cool facts:

  • Postage is paid to us by Amazon for each book sold.
  • Most expensive book sold so far was $300, a book about coffee technology.
  • 4% of sales revenue from was books in the $6-$6.99 range.
  • Median sales price is $12.
  • Non-fiction of all categories constitute majority of sales.
  • If something doesn’t sell online, you might find it at the February book sale.
  • We process over 3,500 books a year.
  • Eight volunteers work in the Benton Books office.
  • We’re currently rated five stars with customers!

Random Review 2019-2020