Portland-State-University 2014-2015 Bulletin

University Library

Marilyn Moody, Dean



The University Library provides an extensive array of user-centered information services and resources and delivers a strong instruction program dedicated to improving students’ academic success. The electronic collections, available at the Library’s Web site, include thousands of academic library resources like full text journal articles, books, and reference databases--all available online anytime and anywhere. A wealth of library resources and services are located at the Branford Price Millar Library, located on the west side of the South Park Blocks across from Neuberger Hall. Special Collections and University Archives feature unique materials of regional and scholarly interest. PDXScholar, the university’s digital repository, houses online PSU theses, dissertations, and faculty scholarly contributions.

Classes and workshops on library information and resources are available for students and faculty. An Instruction Request Form is available online for faculty interested in librarian instruction services. Librarians are available for students who need assistance with a project, thesis, or dissertation. Find contact information for the subject librarian for your discipline on the Library’s Web site.

For reference assistance, visit the Library Research Center on the second floor, use the 24/7 chat service, text 66746 (begin your text with the word PDX), email eref@lists.pdx.edu, or call 503-725-2399.

To check out materials, visit the Circulation desk on the first floor. A valid PSU ID or library card is required. More information about borrowing materials, loan periods, fines, and renewals is available online.

Course reserves materials may be checked out at the Circulation desk on the first floor. Electronic course reserves are available via the Library’s Web site.

The Library provides collaborative study spaces and technology-enabled environments designed to enhance students’ learning experiences. Group study rooms, two practice presentation rooms, a media viewing room, and a family friendly study room are available. They can be reserved in advance online. Keys may be picked up at the Circulation desk. The Library also provides designated quiet study floors for individual study.

Food and drinks are allowed. Branford’s Bean, an onsite coffee cart on the first floor, is open during most Library hours.

The Library’s hours vary throughout the year. Visit the Library’s Web site www.library.pdx.edu or call 503-725-5874 for current hours.