There have been some big changes in the library, and we are so excited to share with you about our new services!

Even though many of our policies and procedures have changed to be in alignment with Willamette's, the one thing that hasn't changed is that we are still here to help you! It's our favorite part of our jobs, so please don't hesitate to let us know if you need anything.

Access to the library is restricted to PNCA and Willamette faculty, staff, students and alumni. The library is closed to the public. Masks are required in all areas of the library at all times. Eating and drinking are not permitted.

Serenity Ibsen, Director of Library Services

Shaleigh Westphall, Reference & Instruction Librarian

Sara Bystrom, Access Services Librarian


Phone: 503-821-8966

We now partner with Willamette University's other libraries.

We now partner with Willamette's Mark O. Hatfield Library and J.W. Long Law Library. As a PNCA member, you now have access to a much greater wealth of material! We will work with the other Willamette librarians to ensure that you get the help you need.

We have a new library catalog.

Our catalog is now integrated with Willamette University. When you search the catalog you can see holdings at all the Willamette libraries (including PNCA). The catalog also shows holdings that are available through a new service called Summit. The catalog also allows for searching articles, so you no longer need to log in to each database separately.

Find out more information about our new library catalog on this document: Meet Primo, PNCA Library's new catalog

You now need a Willamette University account in order to check out material.

Because our library catalog is now integrated with Willamette's, students, faculty, and staff must have set their Willamette accounts up in order to be able to check out material. Please note that it takes at least 24 hours from your WU account being initiated before it is imported into the library system. Alumni will not need a Willamette University account but will need to create a new library account with us. Email or see us in person to set up your alumni account.

Introducing Summit, a new service for getting library material.

We are so excited to now be a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, a regional group of college libraries that share their material through a process called Summit. Summit material can be easily requested through the library catalog. Summit is available only for active PNCA students, faculty, and staff. See this document to find out how to request material through Summit: Meet Primo, PNCA Library's new catalog

We have expanded electronic resources.

We now have access to many more databases, ejournals, and ebooks! Ebooks and ejournals are available through the catalog. You will use your Willamette credentials to log in. If you want to limit to a specific database, you can see the complete list here:

We have re-imagined parts of the library space.

In order to better serve our community, we have re-imagined parts of the library space. We are proud to announce the new Library Lounge in M15! The Library Lounge is open to everyone and has comfortable seats, a table, whiteboard, and screen with Apple TV. Get some solo work done, catch up with your friends, or work with a group. It's there for whatever you need! Please note that you are required to wear a mask in the groups study rooms and lounge at all times.