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. The Friends of the Library accept gift books for their Book Sale at the Library. Donations may be dropped off at the Friends of the Library Sorting room directly off the parking garage entrance of the Corvallis Library. Receipts are available for tax purposes. Please call 541-766-6928 for more information about donating to the Friends of the Library.

How to Get a Library Card

See also “Checking Out Materials” and “Fines” under Information.

Online card application

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 by filling out the  Online card application or  a print application at the Circulation Desk of any Corvallis-Benton County Public Library location  (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.

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.