Oregon Genealogical Society

Research Library

The Oregon Genealogical Society Research Library is located in downtown Eugene at 955 Oak Alley. The library houses a large collection of books, periodicals, maps, microfilm, microfiche, CDs, and other materials, 10,000 items in all, not including our vertical file material. We have 980 families histories and an extensive collection of Oregon material including the Oregon Trail, Northwest Territory, and material from each of Oregon's 36 counties.
 
COMING SOON!  We are in the process of adding our library catalog to the website. 
 
The library is open to the public four days a week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, except the 4th Saturday when we are closed for our monthly meeting.
 
Members may use the library for free and check out books and periodicals for a period of two weeks. Nonmembers are welcome to use the library and help support it's operation with a minimum donation of $3 per person, per visit. Users must sign in when entering the library.
 
We invite you to come visit our library. Whether you are just getting started and want to learn how to find records for your ancestors, have some experience and want to take it a step further, or an experienced researcher looking for published material, we can help you. Our volunteer library aides are on duty to assist you with the location of materials and answer questions, but are not able to do research for you.

Library Hours
Monday           10 am – 2 pm
Wednesday     10 am – 2 pm
Friday              10 am – 2 pm
Saturday          10 am – 4 pm
 
The library is located just 2 blocks from the Greyhound, city bus and EmX stations and ½ mile from the Amtrak station in the center of the block surrounded by Broadway, 10th, Willamette and Oak streets, in the alley between the Downtown Athletic Club and Oak Street, under the Overpark parking garage.
 
The Overpark offers free parking evenings and weekends and the first hour is free between 7 am and 6 pm weekdays. There are six coin operated metered spaces in front of the library on Oak Alley. Our front entrance is not handicap accessible, but our rear entrance is available. It helps to call first to let us know you would like to use the rear entrance.
 
PLEASE call the library before coming to visit to make sure it is open. We are an all volunteer organization and sometimes we do not have the volunteers needed to open on a given day due to illness, emergencies, or bad weather. Thank you for your understanding. 
 
 
Location:  955 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR 97401    Phone # (541-345-0399)
 
 
Directions
 
From the north on I-5 
Take exit 194B for I-105 / 126 Westbound to Eugene
Take Exit 2 Coburg Road, stay in left lane for Downtown Eugene
Take 8th Ave off ramp
Turn left onto Pearl Street
Turn right on 10th Avenue
Turn right onto Oak Street and immediately get into left lane
Turn left into the Overpark parking garage or to turn into the alley immediately past the parking garage to park in front of the library at the meters
 
From the south on I-5 
Take exit 192 for OR-99 N/Franklin Blvd toward Eugene
Use the left 2 lanes to turn slight left onto E 11th
Turn right onto Oak Street and get into left lane
Turn left into the Overpark parking garage or to turn into the alley immediately past the parking garage to park in front of the library at the meters