The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library acknowledges the great importance of private gifts and donations to the Library’s future development and growth. Your gift will help to assure the continued excellence of our Library.

Gifts to the Library can be made in many ways. Gifts can be made in memory of friends and relatives, in honor of the living, in wills or bequests, to commemorate special occasions or anniversaries, and by individuals or groups. Donations can be made to the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library and/or the Public Library Foundation. All gifts and donations to both the Library and the Foundation are tax deductible. Donors can specify how their gifts are to be used, with the guidelines of the Library’s donation policy. A copy of this policy is available online or from the Library Administration office located at 645 NW Monroe Ave. Gift plates identifying the person being honored and/or the donor may be placed in books.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Friends of the Library are currently unable to accept book donations for the Book Sale at the Library. Please call 541-766-6928 for more information about donating to the Friends of the Library. If you have books to donate at this time, there are other organizations who may be able to accept such donations:

Printable card application

If you live, own property, work or go to school in the Library’s district, you can get a free Library card at the Circulation Desk of any Corvallis-Benton County Public Library location once you fill out a Library card application (en espanol Aplicación para tarjeta de la Biblioteca) and show proof of address. The district is most of Benton County. (Residents living within the city limits of Albany are not eligible).

Students that are fifth grade and under need to have a parent or guardian’s signature.

Others may purchase a card for $120.

You may apply for a temporary library card online. These temporary cards must be converted to a permanent card at any Library branch within 14 days or they will expire. Please note that the card may not work with all of our online databases.

Your Library card and PIN will allow you to access your Library account online via My Account.

Need to renew your card?

Residents may renew their accounts without visiting a branch by sending a picture or scan of a current utility bill to  The utility bill must clearly show their name, street address, and the date. Please note, we cannot renew an account when only a PO box is shown. Residents may block out the account number on the bill if they like. Staff will confirm contact information and renew the account. The image of the bill with then be deleted.