The Coos Bay Public Library exists to provide library materials and services, and guidance to those materials and services, from which Coos County residents may choose in meeting their informational, educational, cultural and recreational needs.

The library is dedicated to earning the public trust through continual responsiveness to citizen expectations, by treating each patron with courtesy and respect, by acting with responsibility and integrity in all aspects of library operation, and by exhibiting a true commitment to the concept of public service at all times.

The library has its own website, please visit 

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Samantha (Sami)  {last_name} - Library Director Photo Samantha (Sami) Pierson
Library Director

Sami earned a Master of Public History and Archives degree from Colorado State University and a Masters of Library and Information Sciences from the University of Southern Mississippi.

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The Coos Bay Public Library was established in 1910 through the efforts of dedicated citizens and a grant from the Andrew Carnegie Foundation.

The current facility was built in 1965 with an expansion and remodel done in 1998. The library is a storehouse of knowledge as well as a place where people of all ages and from all walks of life search out answers, sharpen their talents, and stretch their imaginations. A variety of programs are offered from children’s programs, senior film day, guest author and artist presentations, art displays, public internet access, and computer classes.

The library upholds the principles of intellectual freedom and the public's right to know by providing all members of the community with free, open and equal access to ideas and information which reflects the multiplicity of viewpoints on which a democratic society depends.

The library will provide its services by whatever means required to meet the diverse needs of all its constituents without regard to age, gender, religion, background, economic status, ability, interests, lifestyle, occupation, cultural heritage or social values.


Library Board

The Board has powers and duties which are assigned or delegated to it by the Charter, ordinances, or resolutions of the City of Coos Bay.

The Board meets the third Wednesday of each month.  ORDINANCE

Gina Sutherland 06/30/2025
Janice Langlinais 06/30/2025
Ida Jo Gates 06/30/2026

Jenni DeLeon

Bob More 06/30/2023
James Moore 06/30/2024
Peggy Christensen 06/30/2023
Rob Miles [Council Rep.]