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Basic Information about the Hamersly Library for new students and employees

General Info

Western Oregon University
Hamersly Library

General Information

  • Opened in 2000
  • Three Floors
  • 15 Study Rooms
  • 2 Reservable Table Areas
  • 4 Conference Rooms
  • 3 Smart Classrooms
  • 320,000 volume collection
  • 28+ million Summit
  • 2 Digital Production Rooms
  • Media Center

Stairs are located at the north and south ends of each floor.


Three book drops are available for patron use
  one outside of each building entrance
and one inside, on the 1st floor, near the Checkout Desk.



The elevator is accessible in the lobby area of each floor. 

Restrooms, drinking fountains and courtesy phones
are located in the hallway just north of the elevator.


Kiosk computers with basic library services

are available on each floor outside the restroom area and  at the north end of each floor.
Additional units are available on the first floor near the info/checkout desks.





Study rooms are available on 1st and 2nd floors 

These rooms can be reserved online or
at the Information Desk 24 hours in advance.





Conference rooms are available on all three floors.



  • 1st floor conference room, HL 116, is north of the reference desk.
  • This room houses a wide screen LCD that can be used with personal laptops.

  • 2nd floor conference rooms, HL 205 and HL 210, are at the top of the south stairs.
  • Both rooms are for general use and contain projectors/screens that can be used with personal laptops.


  • 3rd floor conference room HL301A is at the top of the south stairs.
  • HL301A houses a wide screen LCD that can be used with A-V and computers.  This room is available by reservation for use by university faculty.