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Contact information for reference and research assistance from librarians and library staff.
Last Updated: Jul 10, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Reference Desk Hours

Mon - Thurs: 11am - Noon; 1pm - 5pm; 6pm - midnight
Friday: 11am - Noon; 1pm - 6pm
Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday: noon - midnight


Contact Information

If you are not in the building, contact us during the above hours at:

Phone:  503-883-2518

You also can use Instant Message to chat with a reference person.

Or, email one of the librarians and we'll respond as soon as possible!

Email contacts for librarians


The Reference Desk

When you are in the library, come to the Reference Desk to ask questions related to the following:

  • How to find a particular book, dvd, or other item in the library.
  • How to find an article you need from a magazine or academic journal.
  • How to find information about a subject or topic from any source (library, Internet, etc.)
  • How to make your own searches more productive (library systems, the Internet, etc.)
  • How to refine a topic you are working and/or just talk with someone about your research.
  • Help with the printers and other issues with our technologies if you have problems.

The Reference Desk is staffed by librarians & lead student workers who are experienced in finding things in the library, have specialized training to assist you, and are scholars themselves so they may have good insights into the research process.



Getting Around (Tools)

Library building map

Library of Congress Classification System (we use this system instead of the Dewey Decimal System to organize our books)


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