Eastern Oregon University

About Pierce Library

Pierce Library is

the intellectual heart of the college and the community. Pierce Library supports the institutional mission of Eastern Oregon University by providing materials and services for all members of the university community. It supports the regional mission of the University by providing materials and services in connection with institutional outreach programs, through cooperative participation in regional library networks, and by making its collections and services available to the people of eastern Oregon.

Pierce Library is a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, and through the Alliance provides the EOU community with access to the collections of 39 academic libraries in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Pierce Library's local collection includes over 120,000 book volumes and 1,000 periodical titles, together with extensive holdings in maps, U.S. and Oregon government publications, audio-visuals, and microforms.

  • Pierce Library provides wireless access, a hands-on computer classroom, and a variety of study spaces. Additional Library spaces include a conference room, a family friendly study room, and a coffee lounge on the top floor.
  • Library services include in depth reference services, chat reference, and interlibrary loan services. Library faculty provide information literacy instruction through library credit courses and collaborative instruction with EOU faculty.
  • Our specialized collections include a curriculum collection, a youth collection, the Fred Hill photographic collections, the Northeast Oregon Ecological Collection, a collection of primary source materials covering EOU and local history. We also house a media library - students with faculty permission may check out a variety of cameras and related accessories