What about the library buildings?

If Jackson County can't find a way to keep all 15 library branches open, what would happen to the buildings? Following is a preliminary answer from county officials based on leases and other arrangements made with cities.

Ashland: The building and contents would be transferred back to the city.

Applegate: The county's lease with the Ellis Trust for the land would end.

Central Point: The county would continue to retain ownership of the first floor of the library. City offices are shared in the same building.

Eagle Point: The county owns both the land and the building.

Gold Hill: The county owns both the land and the building.

Jacksonville: The city would take ownership of the building.

Medford: The county owns the building; the parking lot would revert back to the Medford Urban Renewal Agency.

Phoenix: The county owns the building and land. However, the city can use a 150-square-foot meeting room until construction is completed on a new city hall.

Rogue Community College: If the county decides to close the Central Library entirely, RCC, which leases part of the building, would have to remove all of its personal property and furnishings.

Talent: The city, which already owns the land, would take ownership of the building and a parking lot.

Rogue River: County owns the land and building.

Ruch: County owns the land and building.


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