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Multnomah University Opens First Theological Library in Nevada


On June 29, 2011, Washoe county commissioner Robert Larkin attended Reno Library's dedication and recognized Multnomah Reno-Tahoe as the first theological library in the state of Nevada. He will be introducing a proclamation to the county commissioners in August to officially recognize Multnomah's library.

This is one of the first steps toward being able to offer a full 4-year degree in Reno without students needing to travel to the home campus in Portland, Oregon. The library also serves as a resource to local pastors and theology researchers.

Dedication & Recognition

Administrators and faculty from the Portland campus joined the administration and faculty from the Reno-Tahoe campus to welcome local pastors and current students to this momentous dedication.

Special guest Betty Squires and her late husband, John Squires, were recognized at the dedication for their lifetime commitment to Christian education. Betty donated a portion of John's books to Multnomah and pledged her continuing support. A plaque will be hung in the library to recognize them.


Visit the library dedication blog post for photos of the event.


"The Library Dedication last June on Multnomah's Reno-Tahoe campus marked a significant milestone in the growth of this important teaching site," Dr. Lockwood said. "Through the generosity of a committed donor and the hard work of the Reno staff, the library was dedicated with almost 6,000 volumes catalogued and shelved in an attractive and inviting library space. This propels us a long ways toward our goal of 10,000 volumes, an important benchmark in preparing the campus for a future accreditation site visit. There was a great sense of excitement among the forty guests at the dedication. I believe the Lord will use Multnomah's Reno campus-and its growing library-to impact the church and community of the greater Reno-Tahoe area as men and women are trained in God's Word."

More Information

For more information about the Reno Library, contact John McKendricks at Multnomah's Reno-Tahoe campus at 775.849.4983 or E-mail

About Multnomah

Multnomah University is a fully accredited, private, non-denominational, Christian institution of higher education, located in Portland, Oregon, with teaching sites in Reno, Nevada, and Anchorage, Alaska. Made up of an undergraduate Bible college, a biblical seminarygraduate programs, an adult degree completion program, and an online distance-learning program, Multnomah issues bachelor's and master's degrees, and professional certifications and endorsements.