New Primary Sources Database Trial: AM Explorer

Adam Matthew publishes unique primary sources for the social sciences and humanities. AM Explorer provides access to the entire portfolio from Adam Matthew from the 15th – 21st centuries. Collections include African American Communities, Defining Gender, Eighteenth Century Drama, and many more.

Access millions of pages of primary sources through AM Explorer. Database trial will run through May 31st. Please send any feedback to

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.

Accessibility in the library: take our survey!

With an interest in better serving the needs of the entire Reed Community, the Library is seeking student perspectives and experiences with library spaces and resources regarding accessibility. Your feedback from this survey will help us identify areas requiring fine tuning, possible change, or potential new directions that increase the accessibility and usefulness of all library spaces.

Even if you don’t use the library, we would love to know your thoughts!

The survey will close March 22, 2019.

Paper copies of the survey may be obtained from the circulation desk in the library. For assistance in completing this survey, please write to

The survey is voluntary and anonymous, with all identifying information removed.

Survey approved by Reed College IRB as ‘exempt’, 2/27/2019.

Selections from a Gift of Richard Danzig ’65


A display of materials from a donation by  Dr. Richard Danzig ’65  are now on view. These publications relate to nineteenth and twentieth century India and contain demographic information, offer insights into constitutional reform and recount the deeds of Indian intellectuals that shaped India’s past, present, and future.

This display is located on the rear side of the Reference Desk bookshelf and will be on view until May 21, 2019.

For more information or comments please contact

Spring 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 11.  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 12 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 13 in Library 17.  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