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About the Library

What you can expect at Linfield libraries

  • Students, faculty and staff can access their library account at any time using their Catnet ID to check out books and DVDs, reserve eBooks, and read publications such as the New York Times and Washington Post – for free!
  • Using your library account, request to borrow books and articles via Summit (PNW academic libraries) or Interlibrary Loan (national libraries) and pick them up on campus.
  • Mac laptops can be borrowed from the Circulation Desk at both campuses. To borrow a laptop you must be currently enrolled at or employed by Linfield University with a valid Linfield ID card.
  • Our librarians provide research consultation by appointment.

At the Jereld R. Nicholson Library

  • Students can use our group or individual study rooms, utilize our lactation room, rent a locker, use the library computers, or play badminton on our indoor court. Just check in at the Circulation Desk.
  • First-year students learn library skills as part of the Linfield Curriculum requirement. Students in these courses learn to use library resources through classroom and in-library instruction by librarians.
  • All patrons can print, copy, scan and use our microfilm/fiche using library-provided equipment.
  • Yamhill County residents can get a library card by coming to the library with current ID such as a driver's license. A library card permits you to check out physical library materials and receive reference assistance. eBooks and online publications are not available to Yamhill County residents. Use of computers is limited to one hour per day.

At the Portland Library

  • Six computer workstations are available for students to access the catalog, do coursework and print.
  • Bright, comfortable workspaces with large tables are ideal for group work and collaboration.