Guidebook

Library

Semester hours
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.

Library website

Dena Hutto,  Norman F. Carrigg College Librarian. Library 186A, extension 7572 (503/777-7572)
Xan Arch, Director of Collection Services. Library 190,  extension 7552 (503/777-7552)
Angie Beiriger, Digital Assets Librarian. Library 191, extension 7629 (503/517-7629
Marcia Bianchi, Catalog Librarian. Library 118, extension 7558 (503/777-7558)
Rose Carlson, Shared ILS Librarian. Library 241, extension 7752 (503/777-7752)

Ryan Clement, Data Services Librarian, Library 193, extension pending
Erin Conor, Performing Arts Librarian. Performing Arts Resource Center, extension 7413 (503/517-7413)

Jim Holmes, Director of Access Services. Library 32, extension 7352 (503/777-7352)
Linda Maddux, Science Librarian. Library 195, extension 7252 (503/777-7272)
Joe Marquez, Web Services Librarian. Library 189, extension 6636 (503/777-6636)

Mark McDaniel, Circulation Operations Manager. Library 117, extension 7781 (503/777-7781
Brooke Sansosti, Visual Resources Librarian. Library 42, extension 7409 (503/777-7409)

Gay Walker, Special Collections Librarian. Library 015, extension 7782 (503/777-7782)

Library circulation desk, extension 77-2 (503/777-7702)
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 Annie Downey, Director of Research Services, extension 5587.

Course reserves

Instructors customarily place books containing assigned course readings on reserve status. These materials are shelved behind the main circulation desk and are available for short-term loan. Library staff also scan or link to course readings through electronic reserves, which are made available through Moodle course sites. Ask at the circulation desk for information about reserves or check the reserves section of the website.

(last modified: August 13, 2013)