The River Road - Santa Clara Volunteer Library is a non-profit organization that began in 2003 with the mission of establishing and maintaining library services for the River Road - Santa Clara community.

Knowing the importance of library accessibility to the health and well being of any community a small, dedicated group of local citizens spent numerous hours sifting and sorting through thousands of books to start a library in the River Road - Santa Clara area. The doors opened in June of 2005 and now thirty thousand people who live in the River Road and Santa Clara neighborhoods have access to low cost library services that were previously unavailable.

There are now over 15,000 books and other materials, including audio books, available for library patrons. Visit our ABOUT page to learn more about joining.



It's Summer Raffle time at the Library!

Tickets are $1 each or 6 tickets for $5!

Check out the great prizes donated by generous local businesses to help the library raise some much needed funds! Buy your tickets at the library! Thank you for your support!

$12 Gift Certificate to Cornbread Cafe: Organic, natural, locally sourced, vegan comfort food!
(1290 W. 7th at Polk)

Jerry Vane

$50 gift card good at any McMenamins location for food, lodging, or entertainment!

$30 gift card to Poppi's Anatolia: Delicious Greek and Indian restaurant!
(920 Willamette)

1 Car Wash PLUS 5 burger coupons good at any Carl’s Jr.!!
(Elite Car Bath at 1713 W. 8th)

Euphoria Chocolate Company

$10 Gift Card to Euphoria Chocolate Company! Two locations full of luscious chocolates!
Main Store: 6 W. 17th (at Willamette)
and the Factory Store: 4090 Stewart Road (off Bertelsen)

Woodsman Market Portland

$25 Gift Card to Sizzle Pie! Classic, meat, vegetarian, gluten free, and vegan Pizzas!
(910 Willamette at Broadway)

Summer Book Sale!


Our Annual Used Book Sale is coming soon!

Saturday, Aug 29 / 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, Aug 30 / 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m

1055 River Road (next to Tio Pepe Mexican Restaurant)

Lots of great titles! Most books $1 each!

ALSO: Our Great Summer Raffle available! Tickets $1 or 6 for $5!
Great prizes from generous local businesses!

Call for more info: 541-607-1882

Summer Reading at the Volunteer Library

Calling all 5 - 9 year olds! Thanks to the Lane Library League for their generous grant, your Volunteer Library is excited to bring you another fabulous Summer Reading program! Join us in August for stories and special guests! Choose a free book each week! Thursdays 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Download this flyer here and spread the word - invite your friends! Call to reserve a spot and to learn more information: 541-607-1882.

Thank you!

Thanks to everyone who supprted the Library through our Spring Raffle!  If you missed it, or want to try your luck again, we will be holding a SUMMER RAFFLE during the month of August. Watch this space for more information about great prizes donated by wonderful local businesses!

TWO Quick & Easy Ways to Help the Volunteer Library!


The River Road-Santa Clara Volunteer Library is now using to raise funds.
GoodSearch donates money to the library when you search the Internet, shop online or dine out at local restaurants! Use to search the Internet and they donate a penny per search to the library. Use when you shop online and they donate a percentage of every purchase and offer over 100,000 coupons to help you save money too! Sign up for their GoodDining program and they'll donate a percentage of your restaurant bill when you eat at any one of thousands of participating restaurants. It's really easy; it's free and turns simple everyday actions into a way to make the world a better place.

Please sign up today to help support the River Road Santa Clara Volunteer Library. Go to to get started, and thank you for your support!



You can help us earn donations just by shopping with your Fred Meyer Rewards Card!

Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Here’s how the program works:

THANK YOU to the following local partners for financial support of the River Road - Santa Clara Volunteer Library! harmony-dentalMichael Umberger, DDS. Harmony Dental







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Wireless Internet is Now Available!

The River Road-Santa Clara Volunteer Library has gone wireless! Wireless internet is now available to patrons, along with Desktop and Laptop computers. Bring your own or use ours!

Don’t have a card? Library cards are easy to get, good for the whole family and only $15 a year. The Library would like to thank the Lane Library League for their donations and continued support of the library.

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Your community Volunteer Library is now on Facebook! Like us HERE and invite all of your Facebook friends join our brand new online conversation! We're just getting started, and you can help us grow.


Watch the video to see what we're all about!

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