University of Portland Bulletin 2016-2017

Services and Resources

Study and Learning Spaces: The library offers a variety of study spaces and seating.

  • Quiet, focused study space on the lower floor;
  • Interactive, flexible study areas on the main and upper floors;
  • 50 computer workstations in the open Learning Lab on the main floor;
  • Study booths and computer bars on the upper floor; and
  • Nineteen group study rooms throughout the building, which can be reserved online.

Course Reserves: Library staff maintains both electronic and print course reserves and can assist students and faculty with these resources.

Collections: Digital resources, electronic databases, eBooks, eJournals, print books, CDs, streaming video, DVDs, and more are available for checkout or for use online.

The University of Portland is a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance consortium, a group of 37 academic libraries in the Pacific Northwest. Items from their collections can be requested through the Summit borrowing system, or checked out onsite at any of the participating libraries.

Summit Borrowing and Interlibrary Loan: Students and faculty can easily request resources not held by the Clark Library through UP Library Search. Articles are supplied electronically and physical items are delivered to the library for pick-up within a few days.

Digital Lab: The library’s self-service Digital Lab offers students the space, equipment, software and expert assistance to produce audio, video, and photography projects. Users from novice to expert are welcome.

Reference and Instruction: Librarians are available to assist with developing skills in finding, evaluating and using information resources. Faculty librarians provide one-on-one research support and information literacy sessions for students and faculty on-campus and off-campus.