Murdock Library

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Completed in 1988 and renovated in phases from 2013 to 2016, the Murdock Library contains, among other things, a 24-hour study room, 36 computers for student use in its learning commons, excellent Wi-Fi access, and nine group study rooms, six of which are equipped with 48-inch monitors to facilitate collaborative group work. Similar facilities and technology are available at the Portland Center library (PCL). Combined, the two libraries house nearly 178,000 physical volumes and provide access to more than 95,000 online journals and magazines, as well as nearly 350,000 ebooks. Millions of books and other resources are available upon convenient request through a consortium of 39 Pacific Northwest university libraries.

Fun Facts:

  • Contains special collections on Quakers, Hoover, and Peace Studies
  • Best place on campus to watch a lightning storm, with great views through the skylights