Summer 2021: hours, due date extensions, and hold pickups

The library will be closed to students, faculty, staff, and visitors from May 15th through July, but we’re still available to help!


Need to keep your books over Summer 2021? Email library-circ@reed.edu to extend due dates for Reed books though the summer. Summit books can be renewed once via your library account or by emailing library-circ@reed.edu. Due dates and renewal options vary for ILL (Interlibrary loan) books; ask us about these.

Need to check out a book? The library lobby is open during the summer for holdshelf pickups. Learn about requesting materials.

Returning books? The library lobby bookdrop is open, or return books by mail to:

Reed Library Circulation
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland, OR 97202

Have a question? Chat with a librarian (Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm) or send us a note anytime!

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!

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

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

Digitization requests

Need a PDF of an article or book chapter from the library? Reed students, faculty, and staff can request scans of Reed materials through InterLibrary Loan (ILL).

How to make a request

  • Go to your ILL account (Illiad), and login with your Reed username and password.
  • If you’ve never used ILL before, you’ll be prompted to fill out some contact information first.
  • Under New Request, select “Article” or “Book Chapter”.
  • Fill out information about your request. The more info the better!
  • Submit your request.

You will get an email notice when your request is ready as a PDF. Please allow 4-5 business days. The library cannot scan an entire book or multiple chapters due to copyright law.

Requests for non-Reed materials

Need access to a book chapter or journal article that Reed doesn’t have? Follow the same steps as for Reed requests. ILL staff will connect with libraries across the world to find the resource and deliver it to you as a PDF.

Questions? Contact interlibrary-loan@reed.edu

Library holdshelf is in the lobby

The library holdshelf is now in the lobby to facilitate no-contact pickup. When materials are requested for pickup location “Reed Library” they will be checked out to you, put in envelopes, and placed in the cubbies by the east lobby doors. You will receive and email with this information 1 hour before the items are available.

For students and faculty outside the Portland metro area use the “Ship to – provide address in comment”. Please enter a full address in the comment box and we will ship you those materials via USPS media mail within 24 hours. For international deliveries email library-circ@reed.edu.

IMC and PARC pickup locations are open Monday-Thursday, 10a-4p.