Tim & Cathy Tran Library
The Tim & Cathy Tran Library on the Forest Grove campus opened in 2005, replacing the Harvey W. Scott Memorial Library, which had been dedicated in 1967. In 2017, the library was named for Khiem “Tim” ’74 and Thuy “Cathy” Tran ’74 in 2017 in honor of their accomplishments and commitment and generosity to furthering the education of students at Pacific University. In addition to diverse collections supporting all colleges within the university, the Tim & Cathy Tran Library is also home to the Center for Educational Technology and Curricular Innovation and the Pacific University Press.
Computers and Technology
PC and Mac computers are located on the first floor in our Information Commons, Media Commons, Classroom, and in our 24-Hour Study Center.
Four all-in-one printer/scanner/copier, a stand-alone scanner (Cost is $.05 per page for B&W copies/prints and $.25 per page for color copies/prints. Ask for assistance at the Circulation Desk. Monitor your present printing and copying expenses at myAccount.)
Emergency phones (which dial Campus Public Safety automatically) are located in the 24-Hour Study Center as well as the Mezzanine.
A typewriter is available for patron use.
A print enlarger for the visually impaired.
Our Forest Grove Library features two external book drops, one at the east entrance and one at the west entrance.
24-Hour Study Center, Classroom, and Media Commons
Our 24-Hour study areas feature Mac computers, two all-in-one printers/scanners/copiers, an emergency telephone, drinking fountain, and restrooms. Entrance is located on the west side of the building and requires a current BoxerID Card.
- The 24-Hour Study Center also has access to the Library Instructional Classroom, and the 16 Macs and 8 PCs it houses, after the main portion of the library closes.*
*Prior to closing, the Library Classroom is only accessible through the main building.
- Library patrons are welcome to use the Library Instructional Classroom located on the first floor of the Library if it is not scheduled or already in use. The Library Instructional Classroom contains 16 Macs and 8 PCs24 and is used for Library instruction. To schedule the room, e-mail Lynda Irons at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Conference Room on the second floor is used for the Board of Trustees and other meetings. The room can be scheduled through the University's scheduling coordinator and facilities management at email@example.com.
An elevator is available near the current periodicals on the first floor.
Should an emergency arise, please follow the instructions of the Library staff. Emergency exits are located on the northeast side of the Library in addition to the public and staff doors.
For your convenience, a bicycle rack is located outside the library's east entrance. More bicycle racks are located near Scott Hall.
Benjamin Shook created the lounge chairs and coffee tables that are featured in the Library from wood that was harvested from the Pacific University campus.
Our Forest Grove branch features several of Kathrin Cawein's black and white etchings and illuminated manuscripts. The Library also features three of Jeffrey Chang's (class of 1973) large raku pots. The glass installation on the second floor was created by Walter Gordinier (class of 1973). The Library features several of Jack McLarty's paintings throughout, and Barara and Jack McLarty have donated a Mexican Folk Art Collection available in the Library's mezzanine.
Group Study Rooms
The Group Study Rooms/Collaborative Learning Centers are for the use of current Pacific University faculty, staff, and students only.
There are 24 lockers available to patrons for day-use only, and they will be emptied nightly. Please ask at the Circulation Desk to check out a locker key.
There are four listening stations located in the Music Library. These consist of a record player, a CD player, a cassette player, and an AM/FM radio. There are additional listening stations in Group Study Rooms 210, 211, 223, and 224.
To ensure that Library material leaving the building has been properly checked out, an electronic security system is in use. An alarm will sound when material that has not been properly checked out is taken through it. When the alarm sounds, all books and packages will be examined to make sure that all Library material has been checked out properly. If a non-circulating item is found, a written incident report may be filed with Campus Public Safety and with the Dean of Students.
The Hillsboro campus library opened in 2006. Its collections focus on health science topics, primarily in support of the schools within the College of Health Professions, which is based on the Hillsboro campus. In addition to research librarians and Access Services staff, instructional design staff from the Center for Educational Technology and Curricular Innovation are also available. Librarians and staff in both the Hillsboro campus library and the Tim & Cathy Tran Library provide support for the Pacific University Libraries’ role as a Resource Library for the Pacific Northwest Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.
Computers and Technology
- 8 PC computers (Tip: Bring a flash drive to save documents)
- Print/Scan/Copy - An all-in-one printer/scanner/copier, a stand-alone scanner (Cost is $.05 per page for B&W copies/prints and $.25 per page for color copies/prints. Ask for assistance at the Circulation Desk. Monitor your present printing and copying expenses at myAccount.)
- Enlarger - A print enlarger for the visually impaired.
An elevator to the 2nd floor of Creighton Hall, where the Library is housed, is located on the first floor across from the rock garden under the stairwell.
Should an emergency arise, please follow the instructions of the Library staff. The Emergency exit is located in the southeast corner of the library.
Students also have access to materials from any campus library—and other libraries—through the Libraries’ interlibrary loan services, which provide free delivery and return of materials directly to students.