Did you know that we loan out more than books?

Have you seen the new table lamps?!

There’s been an exciting new purchase for the Clark Library! Recently we had sleek, new lamps installed on many of the tables around the library, including inside the study rooms. We’ve had several people asking us how these lamps turn on and off because they’re so minimal. The lights have special LED bulbs that are very energy efficient, so you don’t have to worry about turning them off when you leave the table.

If you’re curious about how these cool lamps work, watch the short video clip we’ve put together!

Extended Library Hours


The new hours are posted at the entrance to the library.

card swipe
If you have any issues with swiping into the library after midnight, please contact Public Safety at (503) 943-7161.

Starting this Spring semester, the Clark Library hours have been extended! The library now opens at 7:00 am Monday through Friday. The main and upper floors of the library are available (with a current UP ID card) until 2:00 am on Sunday through Thursday. To gain access to the building between the hours of 12:00 am and 2:00 am, simply swipe your card in the reader to the left of the main double doors. The service desk, reference shelves, and lower level of the library will still close at midnight, so if you need to access the books or check anything out, then make sure you arrive before that time!

Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots

Help make a child’s holiday brighter this year!  The Clark Library is participating in the U.S. Marines Corps’ Toys for Tots program as a drop off location for the 2013 Holiday season.  Toys will be collected in the library for distribution to families in the Portland area who cannot afford to purchase toys as gifts for their children.

You may bring donations of new, unwrapped toys to the main level of the library beginning on Monday, December 2nd through Tuesday, December 16th.


Group Study Rooms

One of the most amazing changes between the old library and the new one is the amount of interactive study spaces available. There are a total of 19 study rooms, nine of which have shiny new LCD screens mounted in them.

You can find one study room with a monitor on the lower floor (room 007), all of the study rooms on the main floor have a monitor, and you can find four on the upper floor (rooms 203, 204, 217, and 218).

Group Study Room

The laptop on the right-hand side is plugged into the middle of the desk and is mirrored on the monitor so the group can see it.


Part of the magic of these new interactive study spaces, is that you can hook up your laptop, iPad, or DVD player to the monitors. By simply connecting your device to the appropriate cables provided inside the table and selecting that cable # on the touch screen, you can mirror your screen with the monitor, set-up a dual screen, or watch a movie on a DVD player (available for checkout at the Service desk).

Interactive couch space

Another, more public, interactive space is on the main floor. It has a monitor, with hookups for your device, that you can see from a rather large couch . The back of the couch has chairs with a small desk for even more people to gather around.








These spaces get claimed very quickly, so we suggest reserving them online in advance!

Reserve a study room now!