Information for Visitors

Visitors are welcome in the library. Please come in!

The library catalog may be searched from any of the computers at the standing desks throughout the library. Each of these computers has a printer that can be used to print out citations from the catalog. If you have a reference question or need to use a specialized index, please speak to a librarian at the reference desk.  Most library databases may be used by visitors while they are visiting campus but license conditions prevent us from offering any off-campus access.

Visitors may not borrow materials from the library or the Summit catalog but are welcome to use materials in the building. We do not provide general internet access for visitors. Reed parents and others with business on campus can request temporary access at the Help Desk in the ETC. The Woodstock branch of the Multnomah County Public Library is just up the street, at 49th & Woodstock, with public computers for internet use.


Members of Summit institutions can also borrow directly from the Reed Library.  Bring your school ID and drivers license or state ID to the main circulation desk.  They will set you up with a visiting patron library card.