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COVID Related Policy Changes: Home


Access to the building is restricted to current students, staff and faculty of Willamette University and Claremont School of Theology. Bring your ID card as a card swipe is required for access. We request that members of our campus community minimize bringing spouses and children into the library. Masks are required.  Water fountains have been shut off until further notice.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at or 503-370-6018 with any questions.


Desk hours are the same as for the library.

Summit and ILL are active, but some libraries are still not participating or have limited hours so be prepared for delays.

Contactless check out will remain available for those that request it in the front vestibule. You may access the vestibule with your valid ID 24 hours/day.

If you aren’t on campus and live more than 50 miles from Salem, you may request that we mail you materials. Patrons are responsible for all items once they are mailed and for returning the items within the due date at their own expense.

Collections Update

Just a reminder that the majority of the bound periodicals moved to offsite storage. You can request articles using our ILL infrastructure.

The collection of monographs and thesis from CST are shelved as their own collection on the first floor of the library, and are available for browsing and borrowing. They may be found via our online catalog.

Reference and Instruction

For the Willamette Community, reference interactions and instruction sessions are available in person and virtually. 

More details can be found on the library’s website.

Online Resources

Many of the library's resources are available online; you can access databases, journal articles, newspaper articles, ebooks, films, and music, all from your computer.  Check out the library's guide:  How to Find Online Resources and Access Library Services Remotely

Unaffiliated Users

As per Willamette University Guidelines, the Mark O. Hatfield Library is closed to the general public until further notice. Individuals who feel they have a compelling research need may request access for a research appointment. All such appointments are at the discretion of the University Librarian or their designee.

Requests for access should be predicated on a research need that requires access to items that are unique to the Hatfield Library’s collections and cannot be obtained through Interlibrary Loan by the requester’s home library (public or otherwise).

Requests for access must be made a minimum of 24 hours in advance by filling out our visitor appointment request form at:

Requests must include a specific date and time for access between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. It is generally assumed that research appointments will take less than three hours and be accomplished in one visit. Individuals requiring a longer period or multiple visits will be at the discretion of the University Librarian.

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Willamette University Libraries

Mark O. Hatfield Library
900 State Street.
Salem Oregon 97301
Pacific Northwest College of Art Library
511 NW Broadway.
Portland Oregon 97209