Coos County: Voters overwhelmingly approved a countywide library district in 1992. The eight-library district has a property tax rate of 73 cents per $1,000.
Josephine County: In 2014, voters rejected a countywide library district and the 39 cents per $1,000 tax rate that would have paid for it. The four-branch system is now run by a private nonprofit organization and operates with volunteers and limited hours. It has no regular tax funding, but provides free library services.
Jackson County: In 2014, voters approved a countywide library district. It is financed by a 52 cents per $1,000 property tax. The district contracts with a private, for-profit company to manage its 15 libraries.
Curry County: Has five independent library districts, each with its own property tax rate. Four were formed in 1982, and the fifth 10 years later. The tax rates range from 43 to 77 cents per $1,000 in property value.
Compiled by Carisa Cegavske of The News-Review