Cook Memorial Library


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Cook Memorial Library

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As a precaution to help limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), Cook Memorial Library is temporarily closed to the public effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020 until further notice. We will continue to provide virtual services for our patrons. See our updated "Message from the Director" for full details on this temporary closure and the Library's overall response to the coronavirus.

Get an eCard Today!

An eCard provides access to our many online resources

Online registration for a Cook Memorial Library card is open to La Grande residents and residents of Union County who do not receive library services from another town within the county (Elgin, North Powder, and Union). If you already have a regular library card, you do not need an eCard.

Complete the Request Library Card form to register for an eCard. A valid email address or telephone number is required to receive your eCard number. 

Your Cook Memorial Library eCard provides access to:

  • eBooks (OverDrive/Libby & Freading)
  • eAudiobooks (OverDrive/Libby)
  • Streaming Movies (Kanopy & Kanopy Kids)
  • Streaming Music (Freegal)
  • Online Test Prep (Learning Express)
  • The Great Courses (Kanopy)
  • Genealogy Research (MyHeritage)

To convert your eCard to a regular library card, visit Cook Memorial Library in person, once we reopen, with appropriate identification and proof of address. 

Make Oregon Count!

2020 United States Census Information

Our democracy's strength relies on representation, and the 2020 Census is integral to making sure that Oregonians receive their fair share of federal resources and congressional representation over the next decade. From more dollars for our schools and hospitals to ensuring our roads are safe and well kept, the census has a significant impact in the everyday lives of all Oregonians—and Cook Memorial LIbrary is committed to helping all La Grande residents access and complete their census form to ensure an accurate and complete count.

Complete your 2020 Census form online or by calling 844.330.2020

The online form and phone line are available in 13 languages including English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Russian, Arabic, Tagalog, Polish, French, Portuguese, Japanese, and by TDD (Telephone Display Device).

Click to Learn More About the 2020 Census

Library2Go - Download eBooks

Watch! Listen! Read!

Hoopla offers thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers. Hoopla also offers eBooks and comics! Instantly stream or temporarily download up to 8 titles every month for free with your Cook Memorial Library Card.

  • Content can be streamed on mobile devices or online. Titles can be downloaded for offline watching or listening.
  • The borrowing period for a movie or television episode is 3 days, a music album is 7 days, and an eBook, eAudiobook, or comic is 21 days.
  • Titles are automatically returned. However, 2 days prior to the date when access to the title expires, customers will see a renewal button which will allow them to renew the item and extend the loan period if they wish. This is essentially borrowing the item again, and will count towards the monthly borrowing allowance.
  • Titles can be returned early.
  • Available on the website, the AppStore, Google Play, amazon, amazon alexa, Roku, and Chromecast.

While we all are practicing social distancing these days, sitting around the house and not knowing what to do is not only unproductive, it’s boring. The best way to get rid of boredom is to do something you’ve been putting off or to challenge yourself to do something you have never done before. Ultimately, there are plenty of things you can do when you’re bored. Those things could be wacky, weird, productive, creative or just fun!

Click here for a list of ideas on how to enjoy your homebound time as well as a few links to "Things To Do On A Boring Day at Home!" Stay Home! Be Safe! Be Well!