PNCA’s Albert Solheim Library is currently closed to the public.

We are offering contactless take-out services to current Faculty, Staff, and Students.


Phone: 503-821-8966

Email response: Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Take-out pick up: Mon-Fri 10:00 am - 12:00 pm & 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Checking Out Library Material

Library material is available for checkout through a take-out model. In order to request material:

  • Search the library catalog to find the items you would like to check out.
  • Email us at with a list of your requested materials.
  • Once your items are ready to pick up, you will receive a confirmation email.
  • Pick up windows are Mon - Fri: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm & 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, or by appointment.

Same-day pick up is not available.

Returning Library Material

Library material can be returned to the return slot to the left of the library doors any time the 511 building is open. If you are unable to physically return material, please email us at to work out other arrangements.

Academic Support Center

The library’s Academic Support Center (ASC) is PNCA’s research and study support network. Library staff and subject specialists collaborate with current students to build skills and confidence in research, writing, and academics through one-on-one appointments. We help prepare students for a lifelong practice of ethical information seeking, evaluation, creation, and sharing with an emphasis on understanding and honing one’s own approaches to learning.

Students in need of more in-depth and complex assistance can get help from our subject specialist. ASC appointments range between 30-45 minutes on Zoom. Each student can book two appointments per week with library staff and subject specialists. Email us at or find out more here:

InterLibrary Loans

If we don’t own an item that you need, we are able to request it from another library. We are able to request articles, physical material, and in some cases eBooks. Due to COVID-19, requests may take longer than usual or not be available. Please submit requests at:

Purchase Requests

We welcome your purchase requests for material that would benefit the PNCA community. Please submit requests at:


To find out how to access computers, printers, and scanners on campus, check out the Technology Homeroom site.

Room Reservations

The library study rooms are not available for use, but the Technology team has put together a new system for reserving other rooms on campus. You may make reservations at:

Further Information for Faculty

Reference and Instruction Librarian, Shaleigh Westphall will be able to provide instruction both synchronously or asynchronously based on what works best for your classes. In order to best provide this instruction, please provide at least a week's notice. Instruction sessions can go over such topics as:

  • the library website
  • our online resources
  • citation creation
  • annotated bibliographies
  • copyright and fair use
  • creative research

If there is any instruction that you would like that you aren't seeing here, email Shaleigh ( to create something for your class.

Course Reserves
We are not able to provide physical course reserves this semester. Please refer to this document for further information about digital course reserves: