Library hours for April 12th-May 14th

The library will be open reduced hours from April 12th through the end of the semester.

  • Main Library:  open 10am-6pm, Monday-Friday.
  • Library Lobby (hold shelf pick ups): open 7am-11pm, all days.
  • Instructional Media Center (IMC): open 10a-1p April 12-16; open 10am – 4pm, Monday-Thursday; 10am-1pm Friday.
  • Performing Arts Resource Center (PARC): open 11am to 3pm, Monday-Thursday.
  • Special Collections and Archives: Closed April 12-16 for spring break. Open by appointment only 12pm-4pm Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
  • Visual Resource Center: Available on call.
  • Reference: available online.

We remain open to Reed students, faculty, and staff only, and are closed to the public.

The library will close at 5p, 5/14. Library lobby holdshelf will remain open throughout the summer.

Questions? Ask us!

SEEDS Collective Voices Series: HOLLA Mentors

Join SEEDS and the Library for a conversation with Campus Mentor & Latinx Support Fernando Ibanez and Match Coordinator Izear Smith of HOLLA Mentors.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Register for the Zoom event

HOLLA’s mission is to change the narrative of youth of color through culturally responsive relationships, and was founded in response to this lack of representation in order to provide mentors of color to engage relationally with students. HOLLA’s programs provide representation, equity, and a wide range of support for mentees and their families, in education, mental health, athletics, food, clothing, housing, and more.

Learn about Holla’s various East Portland initiatives from local community organizers and how might you get involved! 

Contact Ann Matsushima Chiu, chiua@reed.edu, with any questions. For accommodations, please contact Abhi at rajsheka@reed.edu.

Database Trial: South Asia Archive

In February and March, the library is trialing a new databases subscription to the South Asia Archive. Derived from original archive materials held by the South Asia Research Foundation, the collection includes journals, books, legislative acts, colonial and post-colonial reports, and film booklets. Note: you will not be able to save documents as PDFs during the trial.

If you have feedback on the database, please let us know.

Zotero on Demand

So you need help with citation management? Want to learn more about Zotero? We’ve got you covered! Librarians are now booking appointments to help you with all things Zotero. Just give us a bit of information in the appointment request form and someone will follow up with you to schedule a virtual appointment via Zoom. 

We recommend that you download and install Zotero before starting. You can find more information on the Zotero Citation Guide.

If you just have a quick question, you can reach out to your subject liaison or chat with a librarian

Library Feature – Nina Simone

In 1999, VH1 debuted a five-hour television special, “The 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll“. An interesting facet of this survey was the latitude contemporary artists took in crediting women outside the genre for their impact and influence – Billie Holiday #6, Ella Fitzgerald #13, Bessie Smith #26. However, there was one most egregious and incongruous oversight – no mention of Eunice Kathleen Waymon, aka Nina Simone, The High Priestess of Soul, musical voice of the civil rights movement, piano virtuoso, and singer-songwriter of over 40 albums. In some ways, this trivial lapse mirrors a pattern that the iconic female tenor faced her entire life, beloved by critics and fans but never fully embraced by pop culture. For those unfamiliar with the music, life and times of Nina Simone, let the following resources be your guide. For long-time fans, revisit the classics and feel free to suggest additions to the collection!
Jim Holmes – IMC

Nina Simone – music, videos, books, and more

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New Database: Scopus

We are excited to announce that Reed Library has replaced Web of Science with Scopus

As of January 1, 2021, the Library’s subscription to Web of Science has ended and Scopus is our new replacement for comprehensive literature searching across disciplines and citation tracing. 

What is Scopus?

  • Scopus is a database for abstracts and citations of journal articles, books, and more.
  • You can search Scopus by title, author, institution, funder, and more.
  • Like Web of Science, Scopus has a cited reference search.
  • Coverage includes the Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities. 
  • There is a Scopus LibGuide that details searching, alerts, and other features.

Students, if you have been using Web of Science for an assignment or your thesis, contact your subject librarian if you need help transitioning to Scopus.

Faculty, if you, your class, or lab would like more training on Scopus please let your subject librarian know. We are also happy to help adjust assignments that used Web of Science previously and can help with new assignments as well.

Returning and requesting materials over winter break

The library will be closed from 12/19-1/24. Current students, staff, and faculty will have swipe access to the lobby during that time. Those patrons can return library materials to the lobby bookdrop. Materials can also be mailed to the library at –

Reed Library Circulation
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd.
Portland, OR 97202

Reed library, Summit, and ILL requests will continue to be filled over break, available for pick up from the lobby holdshelf. Please note, requests will not be processed from 12/23-1/3.
Questions? Email library-circ@reed.edu.

Requesting books remotely

Students leaving Reed to finish the semester remotely can request books be delivered by mail.  When making a request for a Reed or Summit book, choose the “Ship to – provide address in comment” option. 

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Please make sure to provide a complete address and any other special instructions in the comment box.  Books will be sent to you via media mail and checked out until January 25.  For ILL books, you will get an email about preferred delivery options – library lobby or mail.  ILL books will need to be returned by the lending library’s assigned due date.  Please mail back ILL materials at least a week ahead of time to

Reed Library ILL Returns
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd.
Portland, OR   97202

If you need a mailer to return ILL items, email Interlibrary-Loan@reed.edu with the weight of the book(s) rounded up to the nearest ounce and shipping address.

Questions? Email library-circ@reed.edu

Library hours for Winter Break

Updated Dec. 18th, 2020

Winter Break

The Library will be closed December 19th to January 24th for Winter Break.

The library lobby remains open Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm for hold shelf pickups throughout December and January. Please note that hold requests placed December 19th-January 3rd will be processed starting January 4th.

Seniors – get shelf space for your books

In lieu of thesis desks, Reed Library is offering shelf space to store your library books. You are welcome to use any desk in the library to study, keeping in mind proper social distancing. Please return all books to your assigned shelf space when leaving the library or take them with you. Books left on desks will be checked into the book quarantine and reshelved after 72 hours. To request shelf space, use this form. You will immediately be designated a number corresponding to (3) – 35″ shelves. Thesis shelves are located in the south stacks in lower level one of the library. Questions? Email library-circ@reed.edu