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Introduction to State Library Services for State Employees

State Employees have access to library online and physical resources, classes, and help from librarians. Learn about what the library can do for you using this guide.

But the State Library Can't Help Me:

Real Life Concerns from State Employees

  1. But it costs too much money:
    • Odds are high that your agency already pays us as part of a biennial assessment. Might as well use what you've already bought.
    • Also good odds that even if we do not own something we can get it for you using InterLibrary Loan-- no need to buy every resource!
  2. But I don't do research at my job:
  3. But I deal with the public most of the time:
  4. But I don't know if a librarian can help me with this:
    • Ask your librarian even if you aren't sure-- every single agency, board, and commission has a librarian assigned to them. Just find your librarian.
  5. But I'm not anywhere near Salem:
    • Not a problem. The Library is physically located in Salem, but we send materials all over the state, have resources and classes online, and are happy to travel.
      • So far we've sent librarians to:
        • Portland
        • Eugene
        • Pendleton
        • Bend
        • Your office could be next!

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