JCLS Medford Library Branch

205 South Central Avenue
Medford, Oregon 97501

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Library Hours:

Mon 12 - 7 pm
Tues 12 - 6 pm
Wed 10 am - 5 pm
Sat 12 - 4 pm


Reference: 541-774-8689
Circulation: 541-774-8682
Business Office: 541-774-8679
Children’s Department: 541-774-8678
Teen Library: 541-774-8685
Outreach: 541-774-6564
Email: medref@jcls.org
Branch Facts


SOHS Windows in Time: The Southern Oregon History Series: The first Wednesday of the month, 12 noon-1 p.m., Medford Library Large Meeting Room. Windows in Time Schedule
Medford Library Book Discussion Group: The second Tuesday of the month, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Medford Library Adams Meeting Room. Join our monthly book group in a discussion of selected titles. Open to the public.
Check the "News and Events" page for schedule. Sponsored by the Friends of the Medford Library.
Poetry and Pie: The annual Poetry and Pie Event is held in conjunction with the Oregon Poetry Society Association during Poetry month in April. Participants read a poem to earn a piece of pie.
Art Displays: The Medford Library Art Committee continues to bring wonderful displays of local artist’s works. The artwork is on display in the South Entrance of the building and a new selection is hung every three months.


Babies in the Library: For prewalking babies (0-12 months): Mondays, 1:30 p.m., and Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m.
Wobblers: For babies (ages 12-36 months): Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m., and 10:50 a.m.
Monthly Teen Chess Club: The Chess Club meets on the third Saturday of each month from 1-3 p.m. in the Medford Branch Teen Library.
Teen Advisory Group (TAG): Discuss ideas for improving teen activities in the library (for teens in 7th – 12th grade).


Parking is available at several locations around the library:

  • Adjacent to the library building at the corner of 10th Street and Riverside “Pay to Park.” The 10th and Riverside lot also has limited one-hour free parking spots.
  • Across the street from the library building on Central Avenue “Pay to Park."
  • One-hour free parking on the street around the perimeter of the library building.
  • Evergreen Parking Structure located on 8th and Main Street three-hour free parking on the first three levels.
  • Persons with a valid handicap placard may park in any free 1, 2, or 3 hour time limit space as long as needed. Placards must be displayed. Parking is not allowed in 15-minute or loading spaces. This applies to on and off street parking. Handicap designated spaces in pay lots are free with placard displayed. If parking in a regular space in a pay lot, payment is required.

The parking lots and parking enforcement are City of Medford responsibility.

For more information about parking in downtown Medford click here.


The Friends of the Medford Library meet every second Monday at 1:00 p.m. (except July and August) at the Medford Branch Library. New members are welcome. For more information, call the library at 541-774-6415 or the Friends Book Shop 541-779-3246 or see the FOML website .

Visit the Friends Book Shop located off the library lobby.



The Medford Branch Library has computer workstations for Internet use and wordprocessing (MicroSoft Office/Word) programs. Wireless access is available throughout the building. For more information contact the Medford Library at774-8689 or e-mail us at medref@jcls.org.


Meeting rooms are available to rent both during the library's open hours and after hours. Community non-profit organizations may use library meeting rooms without charge, so long as the event is free, advertised, and of benefit to the general public. Make a reservation here or call 541-774-8679.

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Meeting Room

Max Capacity: 40
8 Tables / 40 Chairs
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Meeting Room

Max Capacity: 35
6 Tables / 35 Chairs
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Max Capacity: 200 Equipment
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