About Mid-Columbia Libraries

Mid-Columbia Libraries' 12 branch libraries, rural delivery service, and digital branch provide quality library services to the more than 260,000 residents of Benton, Franklin, and parts of Adams Counties. 

Community members came together in 1948 to form the first board of directors. Mid-Columbia Libraries has continually provided Bookmobile services since 1949. The early library district was meant to serve the region's unincorporated areas and provided a rare opportunity for families to explore the world through reading. Founding director Neva LeBlond Bequette guided the library district through many decades and helped instill a pioneering spirit of innovation, relevance, and excellent service. Watch our video, "MCL Celebrates 65 Years," to learn more. 


We enhance quality of life by providing excellence in books and services for our residents and communities.

Strategic Plan

Our strategic plan guides library operations and services through 2030.

Board of Trustees

Mid-Columbia Libraries is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees appointed jointly by the Benton and Franklin County Commissioners.

Join our Team

Mid-Columbia Libraries is seeking employees who love working with people; will provide proactive, welcoming, 21st-century library service; embrace change and continual service improvement; are solution-oriented; are excellent communicators and like to have fun.