Echo Public Library

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Echo Public Library

Umatilla County Special Library District
20 S. Bonanza Street
Echo, Oregon
Info: (541) 376-8411

The Echo Public Library is located in the Historic Echo City Building, a 1916 beaux-arts style building which is on the National Register of Historic Places. The building was restored in 1999 and 2000 to create a beautiful warm setting for the library, city hall and auditorium.

The Echo Public Library is part of the Umatilla County Special Library District (UCSLD). Library cards from any UCSLD Library can be used in any other District Library. The Library is also a member of the Sage Library System, which is a consortium of 70 school, college and public libraries in eastern Oregon. The catalog for Echo and the other 69 libraries can be accessed through the SageCat system website below. This site is administered for the consortium by Eastern Oregon University.

Library Resources

Five Public access computers connected to a DSL modem are available for patron use. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation provided two of the newest computers and software for all of the public access computers.

Over 10,000 volumes of books, over 1100 videos and a small (approx. 120) but growing collection of audio books are available at the library. Puppets, periodicals and a few compact disks are also part of the collection. Special book collections include Pacific NW History, the Oregon Trail, and Trees and Tree Care.

The library is also custodian for a large collection of vintage clothing and accessories. Historic photographs, vintage Echo advertising items, Native American artifacts and artwork by NW artists adorn the walls. A collection of historic and modern newspaper clippings, photos and other historic documents is being compiled and organized in notebooks for easy patron access.

The library does not charge for inter-library loans, except when we are charged by the loaning library. We also will do historical and genealogical searches of the materials on hand, without charge at this time. Nearly 50 historic photos of Echo and several hundred modern photos are on a computer archive at the library. These will be printed on photo paper at a charge of $2 each.

Summer Reading

The library hosts a summer reading program complete with story and craft times between June and August each summer. The library also hosts several seasonal children’s programs.

Online Learning Tools

Exciting and powerful online learning tools from Tutor.com, Gale Cengage Learning, LearningExpress Library and HeritageQuest Online are available. These resources provide homework help, periodical and newspaper databases, interactive practice tests, test preparation tools and much more.

Once our library is fully automated, patrons will be able to access these online tools using their library card barcode number. Until that time, patrons are advised to contact the library for access details, including password.

Other Resources

SageCat: Search Echo Library Catalogbrowse
Blue Mountain Community College: Business and Industry (Ed2Go)browse
Blue Mountain Community College: Online Instruction Centerbrowse
Libraries of Eastern Oregon (LEO)browse
Library2Gobrowse
Rosetta Stonebrowse
Oregon SBDC BizCenterbrowse
Umatilla County Special Library Districtbrowse
EBSCO: Auto Repair Reference Centerbrowse
Ancestry.com (available only at library)browse

Library Hours

The library is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Call (541) 376-8411 for evening or weekend hours. These can change from time to time.

LIBRARY LEARNING

Online Learning Tools

Powerful tools like Tutor.com, Gale Cengage Learning and Learning Express Library now available.

Echo Public Library, Echo Oregon

Click to visit these sites and learn more or call the library for access details at (541) 376-8411.