Reed catalog mail delivery and scan request options

There are two new delivery options when requesting Reed books from the catalog. Questions? Email library-circ@reed.edu

Mail delivery

If you are in Portland and would like a book delivered to your Reed mailbox, choose “Reed mailbox delivery”. If you would like materials mailed to you, choose “Ship to – provide address in comment”. If you choose the “Reed Library” option, we will email you for delivery preference, as the library is not currently available for pick up.

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Note that the Summit lending service is still suspended until further notice. Contact your subject librarian for help identifying alternative sources.

Scan requests

If you would like particular pages from a book scanned and emailed to you, choose “Digitization”.

Click the partial button and fill in the pages or chapter you would like scanned. The library cannot scan an entire book or multiple chapters.

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We will email you the digitized pages within 48 hours of receiving the request. Weekend requests may take an extra day.

For article requests, use interlibrary loan.

Streaming video through Reed Library

Reed College Library provides access to streaming video databases with content varying by platform. Please note Kanopy and Swank require apps to play on mobile devices.

  • Academic Video Online A comprehensive streaming video database of 67,000+ titles with subject areas including social sciences, film, history, music, news, and more. Featuring content from Sony Classic Pictures, PBS, CBS news, CNN, BBC Landmark, and several documentaries.
  • Kanopy Streaming video platform with varying content as licenses are added for course reserves. Includes films from the Criterion collection, Kino Lorber, and several documentaries.
  • Swank Streaming video platform with varying content as licenses are added for course reserves. Includes a small collection of feature films.
  • Digital Theatre+ Theatre productions from the world’s leading arts organizations. They also provide educational resources such as interviews, essays, lectures, and study guides.
  • Drama Online Provides access to dramatic texts from a wide variety of playwrights, selected critical texts, audio recordings, and several Royal Shakespeare Company productions.
  • Medici tv A variety of musical productions including ballet, opera, concerts, and documentaries.
  • Met Opera on Demand Full-length performances from the Metropolitan Opera, including the Met’s Live in HD series of movie theater transmissions.
  • ontheboards.tv Streaming video of full-length performances from On the Boards, a Seattle-based center for contemporary performance.

Thesis desk lottery

Random numbers for the Senior thesis desk lottery will be drawn from the official 470 list.  If you are a senior, but are not yet registered for 470, and want to be included in the drawing, please come to the circulation desk and have your name added to the lottery list by Monday, February 10.  Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Studio Art, and Psychology majors are not eligible for thesis desks in the Library. 

The list of numbers will be posted Tuesday, February 11 along with a map of thesis desk locations, so that you can have preferences in mind before the actual selection.

The choosing of desks will begin at noon on Wednesday, February 12 in L17.  You or your proxy must be present when your name is called.  Lottery numbers are not transferable.

Click here for more information on thesis desks. Any questions contact Brian Kelley

IMC Feature – Happy Holidays!?

This holiday season IMC feature comes with help from guest annotator Robin Tovey ’97.  In addition to classics of the Christmas variety, the Reed College library has quite the collection of odds and ends, documenting the multifaceted holiday season.  Some of these are musical selections, which are housed in the PARC (the branch library in the Performing Arts Building).  If you notice any glaring omissions from this list, please email me your suggestions.  Enjoy!
Jim Holmes

Annotated List – Holiday Movies, Music & More

 

IMC Feature – Horror movies!


With the approach of All Hallows’ Eve, consider one of the many fine films in the horror genre to copilot your quasi-satanic celebration.  Remember “video” in the call# means VHS – those scary looking tapes that your parents used to watch.  Never fear – we have VHS players in the IMC (Lib32).  And for your own horror-movie, haunted-house, film-fest, don’t forget to reserve a projector and screen from the IMC.  Trigger warnings include murder, decapitation, dismemberment, disembowelment, impalement, defenestration, immolation, annihilation, skinning, scalping, stabbing, sex and violence – and some bad acting.

IMC horror film annotations

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Thesis Desk Lottery

Random numbers for the Senior thesis desk lottery will be drawn from the official 470 list.  If you are a senior, but are not yet registered for 470, and want to be included in the drawing, please come to the circulation desk and have your name added to the lottery list by Monday, September 16.  Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Studio Art, and Psychology majors are not eligible for thesis desks in the Library. 

The list of numbers will be posted Tuesday, September 17 along with a map of thesis desk locations, so that you can have preferences in mind before the actual selection.

The choosing of desks will begin at noon on Wednesday, September 18 in the library lobby.  You or your proxy must be present when your name is called.  Lottery numbers are not transferable.

NOTE:  Some desks, as indicated on the map, will be shared.  In order to help create the most pleasant sharing arrangement possible, the person with the better number may bring in as a partner another senior on the list who has a lower number.  Please make those arrangements before the noon time selection and let us know that is your plan when your name is called.

Any questions contact Brian Kelley

Library hours spring break

The library will be closing at 8p on 3/22 and 3/23.  Open regular hours for the rest of break.

The IMC will be closed 3/23 & 3/24; open Mon-Fri, noon-5p; closed 3/30; regular hours resume Sunday, 3/31.

The PARC will be closed 3/23 & 3/24; open Mon-Fri, 1-5p; regular hours resume Saturday, 3/30.