Construction on the new City parking lots and the Seneca Street extension has begun and will continue through November. Parking for the library will be impacted during this time, as one of the two lots will be closed; however, there are other nearby public lots where you can park during construction.
The south lot, adjacent to the former Council Building, was closed in August. Customers will still be able to access the City Offices and Library via the existing driveway off of Martinazzi Avenue, and limited parking will be available in the lot closest to the Library (the north lot). This first phase is expected to be completed in October. Once the south lot is reopened, construction will begin on the north lot. The City appreciates your patience during this construction process.
Tualatin Library expects to maintain regular program schedules and regular library hours during the construction. Hours are:
Monday - Thursday, 10:00am-9:00pm
Friday and Saturday, 10:00am-6:00pm
The Cabela's grand opening is expected to bring increased traffic to the area around the Library during Thursday, September 18, through Sunday, September 21. The Library will extend due dates for this period; items checked out at the Tualatin Library will not be due Sept. 18-21. The pick-up date for items held at Tualatin Library will also be extended for this period. See more information about the traffic management plan for this weekend.
As part of the Nyberg Rivers development, several improvements will be made to the area around the Library this year, including extending SW Seneca Street, larger parking lots in front of the Library and City Offices, a new traffic signal and crosswalks at Seneca and Martinazzi, and the addition of Barngrover Street adjacent to the Library. (See a conceptual design for Seneca Street, and the City Offices and Library parking lots, below.)
General construction updates will be posted on the City website and on social media. The City Council has asked staff to begin work on a comprehensive long range Civic Facilities Study. There will be many opportunities for public involvement in this process.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I park to get to the Library?
The two Library and City Offices parking lots in front of the Library will be rebuilt at different phases of the construction; one lot will remain open while the other is under construction. We will share more information about the construction schedule on this page, as that information becomes available. If you can't find parking adjacent to the Library, please use one of the nearby public parking lots. The Library is also located near two TriMet bus stops, the 76 line and the 96 line.
Where else can I return my items?
Library items can be returned to any Washington County library branch, including the Tigard library, located at 13500 SW Hall Blvd, and the Sherwood library, located at 22560 SW Pine St. There is also an book drop inside Haggen grocery store, located at 8515 SW Tualatin-Sherwood Road.
What if I can't pick up my holds?
There are options available to manage holds during the construction period. Pick-up location can be changed from the Tualatin Library to any other Washington County library, during the construction period. Holds can also be suspended, keeping them from being filled but not losing position in the holds queue. To explore either of these options, contact the Tualatin Library staff at 503-691-3074. Holds can also be managed by logging on to your patron account at www.wccls.org.
Questions about library materials or due dates?
Contact the Tualatin Library:
La construcción de la extensión de SW Seneca Street y una expansión de los estacionamientos de la ciudad serán realizados durante el verano. El estacionamiento de la biblioteca tendrá un impacto durante este tiempo. Cerca, hay otros estacionamientos públicos disponibles durante la construcción.
Los materiales pueden ser devueltos en otras de las bibliotecas de WCCLS o en Haggen.
Para más información sobre el acceso y uso de la biblioteca: 503-691-3074 o firstname.lastname@example.org.