Do you have a question about the Library?
Do you need to know our open hours? Or how to check out a book? Are you curious if you can eat in the Library?
Here are our most popular questions that we’ve received at the front desk of Warner Pacific University Library.
What are the Library's hours?
Regular Hours (Aug 26- May 15)
Sun: 12 – 8 pm
Mon – Thur: 8 am – 8 pm
Fri: 8 am – 5 pm
Summer Hours (May 16- Aug 25)
Mon – Fri: 9 am – 5 pm
Sat & Sun: Closed
How do I get a Library card?
Check out material using your WPU campus identification card.
Can I eat and drink in the Library?
You may. The Library requests drinks remain in a container with a lid. Many students choose to bring snacks to their study sessions. Please pick up after yourself once you are finished.
How do I add money to my printing account?
Check your printing balance on Papercut at printers.warnerpacific.edu. Use your current WPU login and password.
Add credit using cash at the Service Desk or add money via a credit card or Paypal in your Papercut account.
Black and white copy printing is 6 cents a copy.
Color printing is 12 cents a copy.
Scanning is free. Fax is not available in the Library.
Who can use the Warner Pacific University Library?
WPU students, faculty, staff, and alumni can check out library materials. Students of members institutions within the Orbis Cascade Alliance can request library materials to check out through Summit Loans.
Members of the community are invited to use our collection, computers, and are welcome to attend events, but are not permitted to check out materials.
Is the Library ADA accessible?
The front door, main floor and restrooms are all ADA-accessible. To access the downstairs classrooms and stacks, use your WPU ID card to open keycard open the Handicap Accessible entrance. It should open up the door during the Library’s open hours. Unfortunately, the Loft is not ADA accessible. If you have further questions about accessibility in the Library, please contact Student Life- Office of Disabilities Resources. https://www.warnerpacific.edu/student-life/disability-resources/
What is the noise policy in the Library?
We encourage conversation in the Library. It is a space to be with classmates, to discuss homework and projects, or just relax and have some downtime. Some learners need discussion and dialogue to understand concepts. Some learners need complete silence. Here in the Library, you do not need to whisper and we will not hush you, unless there is a presentation or lecture happening. We have areas in the Library that are designated quiet zones, such as the study lounge in the Loft area, and the computers and carrels near the Youth Library.
Where do I get the readings my professor said were in the library?
Course Reserves are course reading material available for short term loan. Ask for these items at the Front Desk using the last name of the professor who has placed the items on reserve. If your texts are not available, your professor has not placed any items on reserve, and we encourage you to talk to your professor about doing so.
How do I find a journal article?
You can search the A-Z Database list. You can find this button on the homepage of the WPU Library page underneath the home slider images. Start with a general database like Academic Search Premier. Databases are generally subject specific (business, education, sociology, biology, religion, etc). You can search by author name, journal/publication title, article title, or keywords.
If conducting a broad search for articles for a research assignment, start by searching keywords.
Ask a Librarian for assistance at the top right corner of the Library homepage.
The library does not have access to the journal article I need, and I don’t want to pay for it. How do I get this article for free?
You should not have to pay for an article even if the library does not have the journal article you are searching for.
Our Interlibrary Loan Service assures WPU students access to any journal article needed for their research. If WPU does not have the material and it is not available through databases or another internet source, submit an ILL request found in Course Materials>Interlibrary Loans. The article will be emailed to your WPU email account within five days.
What are available electronic resources?
Access journal articles, databases, e-journals, e-books, news sources, and course guides.
WPU provides access to database subscriptions, which are available only to WPU faculty, staff, and students through the campus network or network login.
Popular databases include:
- Academic Search Premier (EBSCO) – General
- Opposing Viewpoints (Gale)
- Business Source Complete (EBSCO) – Business
- CINAHL (EBSCO) – Nursing
- ERIC (EBSCO) – Education
In most databases, an abstract (summary), citation, and the full text (of some articles) can be sent to your e-mail account or downloaded on your desktop for further use.
Most articles are copyrighted and use under copyright law is limited to personal research and educational purposes.
How long can I check items out?
Please see Library Policies under the “About” tab.
My book is overdue. What do I do?
Late fees are 25 cents per day, per item.
If you still need to use the book, renew it online, at the Service Desk or call the library (503-517-1102). Renewal is for an additional three weeks if no one else has placed a hold on the book. Summit loans cannot be renewed, so you will need to place a new hold on a book if you continue to need it.
Course reserve books are charged 25 cents an hour with no maximum.
How do I get a job at the library?
If you visit the main Warner Pacific University website, type in “work study” in the search bar. All student jobs will be listed here with an application. Download the application for “library circulation assistant,” fill it out and return to the Library’s front desk to Jeff Barnhardt. The library only hires students that qualify for Federal Work Study. If you are unsure, check your Financial Aid Award Letter in your myWP portal under Financial Aid Checklist.