Regular Library Hours:
Nicholson Library
M-Th 7:30a - midnight; F 7:30a - 6p
Sat 10a - 4p; Sun noon - midnight


Portland Campus
M-Th 8a - 9p; F 8a - 5p
Sat 11a - 5p; Sun 3p - 9p
Between term hours
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Regular Library Hours:
Nicholson Library
M-Th 7:30a - midnight; F 7:30a - 6p
Sat 10a - 4p; Sun noon - midnight


Portland Campus
M-Th 8a - 9p; F 8a - 5p
Sat 11a - 5p; Sun 3p - 9p
Between term hours
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Purchase Requests

The Linfield College Libraries strive to create a strong, coherent, balanced, and dynamic collection to support a college curriculum that is always changing. As such, the Libraries work to collect the resources required to support the college’s undergraduate programs, as well as student/faculty collaborative research. As part of that effort, the Libraries add several thousand new titles to the collection each year. Faculty, students, administrators, and staff at Linfield can submit library purchase requests; send requests to the Collections Management Librarian (for McMinnville and OCE) or to the Portland Campus Library Director (for Portland).

Faculty Requests for One-Time Purchases (Books, DVDs, CDs, Scores)

On the McMinnville campus, each academic department has its own process for submitting library purchase requests. New faculty who are unfamiliar with the process should check with their department chair for more info.

Either the department chair or designated library liaison serves as a point of contact and receives budget allocation information. Order requests can be sent to the Collections Management Librarian in any way that is convenient — via email or as a Word document, via emailed wish lists from Choice Reviews Online or Amazon, via lists/flyers/ads/vendor slips (send through campus mail to Kathleen Spring, A522), etc. Selected materials should meet the standards specified in the Collection Development Policy.

When submitting requests, include as much of the following info as possible:

  • title
  • author
  • edition
  • publisher
  • date of publication
  • ISBN
  • price

Music requests for scores should include as much of the following info as possible:

  • title
  • composer
  • edition
  • publisher
  • opus number
  • date of publication
  • type of score needed (e.g., study score, full score, score + parts)
  • link to item in online store
  • price

The deadline for departmental requests is the Monday before spring break. Allocations not spent by the ordering deadline revert to Nicholson’s general materials fund.

Faculty Requests for Continuing Resources (Journals, Databases)

Because continuing resources require an ongoing financial commitment, the Libraries usually are not able to add new continuing resources without discontinuing others. Send requests for continuing resources to the Collections Management Librarian (for McMinnville and OCE) or to the Portland Campus Library Director (for Portland).