Libraries

Libraries serving students, faculty, and staff of Walla Walla University are located at the:


The main library, Peterson Memorial Library, is located on the College Place campus. Hours, resources and contact information for each of these libraries may be found on the library’s home page. Additionally, some materials from specialized department libraries may be found in the library catalog.
Peterson Memorial Library may be visited at 104 S. College Avenue, or contacted at 509.527.2133. Library users may access over 190,000 books through an online catalog, over 3000 current periodical subscriptions, 70 online databases, access to over 6 million titles through Summit Borrowing, reference & interlibrary loan services, and a PC lab.
Portland SON Library provides access to students of the School of Nursing in Portland. This library offers students research assistance with a full time librarian. Nursing periodicals, reference materials, and books may be utilized and Summit Borrowing is available to students and faculty at Portland.
Billings MSW Library/PC Lab supports the Master of Social Work program offered on the Billings, Montana campus of Walla Walla University. This collection is focused on social work related materials including books and some social work periodicals including access to eJournals and Social Work Databases. The library may be contacted at (406) 254-9907.
Missoula MSW Library/PC Lab is located at Walla Walla University’s Missoula, Montana campus. This library houses a select collection of books and periodicals supporting the graduate social work program. Social Work article databases may be accessed from the PC Lab in the library. The local number for the Library Research Consultant is (406) 829-1495.

Departmental Libraries


Additionally, materials from several departmental libraries may be found through the Walla Walla University Library Catalog.
The Curriculum Library is located on the Third floor of Smith Hall on the College Place campus and is a supportive department run by and for the School of Education & Psychology. Its holdings include K-12 textbook samples, children's literature, and teaching aids. You may contact the Curriculum Library at (509) 527-2221 or visit the web site for current hours and information regarding the collection.
The Hutto-Patterson Research Center was established in 1993 by a grant from the Hutto-Patterson Charitable Foundation and continually expanded with funds provided by the Lindgren Charitable Foundation, Richard Dougherty, and other donors; The Center is well equipped for research, complete with study desks, microform readers/printers, networked computers, printer, scanner, copy machine, and reference library. For access, contact the History Department Chair at (509) 527-2065.
The Music Library is located in the Melvin K. West Fine Arts Center on the College Place Campus and houses a collection of recordings, scores, resources for specialized music research and computing, and a listening/video lab. All materials are considered reference resources and may be used only in the music library.
Rosario Marine Station Collection is maintained by Peterson Memorial Library. The collection consists of over 900 books, videos, and CD-Rom resources. During the summer, the on-site collection is augmented with books Biology faculty choose from Peterson’s collection to directly support the summer’s curriculum.

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Last update on March 14, 2011