Book request changes

A couple of changes to book requests and the hold shelf as we head into fall semester –

Beginning Saturday 8/21 the “Ship to” option will no longer be available.

If you need books shipped to you, contact

The library lobby holdshelf will be discontinued on Sunday 8/29. Holds will be moved back to the holdshelf behind circulation desk. Library hold notices will reflect this change. Any books left on the lobby holdshelf will be moved to the circulation holdshelf and kept there for a week, at which time they will be checked in and reshelved.

Questions? Email

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

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 Lobby Survey results: “Do you prefer print books or ebooks? If ebooks, which platform?”

This week’s library lobby survey asked the question, “Do you prefer print books or ebooks? If ebooks, which platform?” with options of “Proquest”, “EBSCO”, “Taylor & Francis”, and a “Write in Response” option. Results are in!

  • Proquest: 32 votes
  • EBSCO: 15 votes
  • Taylor & Francis: 6 votes
  • Write in Response: 14 votes

Write in responses skewed towards print books, with 10 total votes, including one print vote stating “Print books 120%.” Other answers were:





  • Total: 67 votes

Library Lobby Surveys happen (almost) every Tuesday. Stop by to cast your vote and get some candy! We love to receive feedback from you all.

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