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Library Services

Mitchell Library has nearly 95,000 volumes, many full text journals, a growing collection of videos and DVDs, and 20 online research databases. [See below for circulation policies.]

General Circulation Privileges

Selected patrons may check out library materials. Eligible users are current Multnomah faculty, staff, and students, as well as Portland-area residents. Current Multnomah faculty, staff, and students, may borrow our library's resources at no charge. Multnomah alumni may purchase a lifetime library card for $10. Other patrons may annually purchase a $25 library card. Students, faculty, and staff from OPALL consortium schools may borrow library resources with a current school I.D. Agreements with several area colleges exist-please contact the library for more information.

Reserve Materials

Mitchell Library's reserve collection-comprised of books, articles, videos, and tapes assigned by Multnomah professors-is housed at the circulation desk. Each item may be checked out for two hours with one possible renewal, unless another patron requests the item. Reserve materials may leave the library unless otherwise noted. Overnight checkout is allowed a half-hour before the library closes. Fines on overdue materials will accrue at the rate of $1 per hour until returned.

Fines and Fees

To promote efficient use of library materials, fines will be imposed on all library patrons who are delinquent in returning circulated resources. The fine rate is $.25 per item per day for regular circulation items, $1 per video a day, and $1 an hour for reserve materials. Fines may be paid at the library circulation desk with cash or checks.
Should an item be lost or damaged, the patron is liable for its replacement cost, plus a $10 processing fee. Failure to adhere to the stated policies may result in the loss of borrowing privileges.

Copy Services

To assist you in your studies, a copy machine is located on the main floor of the library. Copies are 10¢ each with cash, or 5¢ each with a copy card. Copy cards may be purchased at the circulation desk in $2, $5, or $10 amounts.

Circulation Policies

Renewals may be made online, in person, or by phone as long as the book is not overdue, have a hold on it, or have reached the renewal limit. Please call the circulation desk at 503.251.5322 with questions.

Patron Status Books Reference/ Periodicals Audio Tapes Videos/DVDs
College/Degree Completion 25 items 5 items 5 items 3 items
Students

21 days

2 renewals

Overnight checkout

No renewals

21 days

1 renewal

3 days

1 renewal

Seminary/

Graduate Student

30 items

21 days

2 renewals

5 items

Overnight checkout

No renewals

5 items

21 days

1 renewal

3 items

3 days

1 renewal

Full-time Faculty

35 items

3 months

1 renewal

No limit
Overnight checkout
Renewals as needed
5 items
21 days
1 renewal
No item limit
3 days
1 renewal
Staff 15 items
21 days
1 renewal
5 items
Overnight checkout
No renewals
5 items
21 days
1 renewal
3 items
3 days
1 renewal
Adjunct Faculty 10 items
21 days
2 renewals
5 items
Overnight checkout
No renewals
5 items
21 days
1 renewal
3 items
3 days
1 renewal
Public Patron/Alumni 10 items
21 days
1 renewal
Not Available 5 items
21 days
1 renewal
Not available

 

Library Handbook

Download the Library Handbook for more details on library policies and services.