Back in the late 19th century, when Pacific University was an outpost of higher education in the Pacific Northwest, the school took part in an ignoble American experiment. With Pacific’s support, the Forest Grove Indian Training School brought Native American children to a nearby campus, where they were forced to abandon tribal culture in favor of learning the skills and religion of the dominant white society. Some didn't survive the transition.
Pacific University Libraries
Pacific University Libraries serve undergraduate and graduate students, staff and faculty on all four campuses.
Forest Grove Campus
The Tim & Cathy Tran Library is a gold-certified LEED building located in the heart of the Forest Grove Campus across from Trombley Square. The three-floor facility is home to an extensive book and media collection, as well as study centers, computer labs, conference spaces and an impressive art collection.
The Hillsboro Campus Library is a 4,000 square foot facility located on the second floor of Creighton Hall. The Hillsboro Campus Library owns core texts in every medical discipline supporting the health programs of the College of Health Professions.
The Eugene Campus has a library collection focused on social work and education available to all students, faculty and staff. There is quiet, comfortable study space in the library, and materials may be used on campus or can be checked out using a self-serve machine.
The Woodburn Campus has a small library collection located in the administrative offices focused on teacher education, literacy, and children’s literature. Students also have access to materials from any campus library — and other libraries — through the Libraries’ interlibrary loan services, which provide free delivery and return of materials directly to students.
Published by Pacific's Bee Tree Books, the book features essays from Pacific philosophy majors.
First phase of renovations to expand learning resources and opportunities for students is nearly complete.