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Welcome to the Jackson County Library District's online home.

Jackson County Library District

Election for Jackson County Library District Board

Jackson County Library District seeks candidates for its Board of Directors. Two seats will be available on the ballot for the May 2021 election. The successful candidate will be sworn in at the July District Board meeting. The deadline for filing as a candidate is March 18 at 5:00 PM. Further information and the forms for filing are available on the Jackson County Clerk’s website: https://jacksoncountyor.org/clerk/Elections/Election-Forms.
 
Members of the District Board are the governing body for the special district create in 2014 to operate libraries of the county. The five-member board meets monthly in a public meeting. It sets budgets and policies for the operation of the libraries, sets the tax rate for the district, and it oversees the Library Director who is the chief operating officer for the 15 branch libraries in the county.
 
If you are interested in learning more about the Library District, please explore this site. Please also feel free to email any current member of the Board of Directors.

Libraries For All

On May 20, 2014, the voters of Jackson County approved the formation of a Special Library District, breathing new life into our 15-branch public library system. With dedicated funding, Jackson County's public libraries have a promising future and so do our patrons!

The Jackson County Library District (JCLD) is an independent unit of local government dedicated to library operations in Jackson County. The library system operates as Jackson County Library Services.

The District is governed by an independent, unpaid Board of Directors elected by the local community.

What is more important in a library than anything else—than everything else—is the fact that it exists. —Archibald MacLeish

Board Meetings

The Jackson County Library District Board meets regularly on the second Thursday of each month in the Adams Community Meeting Room at the Medford Branch Library, 205 S Central Avenue. The agenda for the upcoming meeting is typically posted on the Friday before. Occasionally, the Board may have special meetings to discuss specific topics or public hearings as required by law.

Agendas for those meetings, as well as the packet of supplementary information prepared for each meeting, will also be posted with the associated meeting on the calendar. Once meeting minutes are approved by the Board, those will be posted online as well.