Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to midnight
Saturday: 10 a.m. to midnight
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Open 24 hours daily during finals week.
Shorter hours between semesters and during the summer.
Dena Hutto, Norman F. Carrigg College Librarian. Library 186A, extension 7280 (503/777-7280)
Xan Arch, Collection Development Librarian. Library 193, extension 7552 (503/777-7552)
Marcia Bianchi, Catalog Librarian. Library 190, extension 7558 (503/777-7558)
Rachel Bridgewater, Electronic Resources Librarian. Library 189, extension 6636 (503/777-6636)
Joanna Burgess, Digital Assets Librarian. Library 191, extension 7629 (503/517-7629)
Erin Conor, Performing Arts Librarian. Library 189. extension 7413 (503/517-7413)
Jim Holmes, Instructional Media Center Manager. Library 32, extension 7352 (503/777-7352)
To be announced, Director of Reference and Instruction. Library 188, extension 7572 (503/777-7572)
Linda Maddux, Science Librarian. Library 191, extension 7272 (503/777-7272)
Mark McDaniel, Circulation Operations Manager. Library 117, extension 7781 (503/777-7781)
Jennie McKee, Access Services Librarian. Library 195, extension 7752 (503/777-7752)
Gay Walker, Special Collections Librarian. Library 015, extension 7782 (503/777-7782)
Reference desk, extension 7554 (503/777-7554)
A map of the library and information about special library resources and services are available at the reference desk and on the library website.
The library houses a collection of 600,000 print volumes and also subscribes to numerous electronic resources, available to Reed students, faculty, and staff via the Internet. The library has ample study space, public computer workstations and printers as well as wireless and network connections for laptops.
Reference and instruction
Librarians help students with straightforward questions, such as locating books and journals in the library collection, and with more complicated queries, like how to begin researching a thesis topic. They can help students locate and obtain books, journal articles and other research materials from libraries or from digital collections. To consult a reference librarian, visit the reference desk, send an email question to Ask a Librarian, chat with a librarian via our instant messaging service, or call extension 7554.
In addition to answering individual questions, librarians provide tours, visit classes, and offer workshops for specific courses and academic departments. If you are interested in arranging or participating in an instruction session, please contact Dena Hutto, Director of Reference and Instruction, extension 7572.
Instructors customarily place assigned course readings on reserve status. These materials are shelved behind the main circulation desk and are available for short-term loan. Search the online catalog under "Reserve Lists" to find reserve materials and their call numbers. Some reserve materials are available electronically. Ask at the circulation desk for information about reserves or check the reserves section of the website.