"The Librarians" Returns to Film at Pacific

This post will be updated periodically as more information about the filming becomes available.

The TNT television show, The Librarians, will return to Forest Grove in July for filming. The show last used Forest Grove and Pacific's campus there for a filming location in August 2015.

Crews began setup on July 5 and will remain through July 12. Filming began on Thursday, July 6 (tentative schedule of street closures and parking restrictions). 

  • College Way will be closed starting about 7 am on Tuesday and Wednesday (July 11-12)
  • 21st Avenue will be closed intermittently during that time as well.
  • Brown velvet pipe and drape have been installed in Marsh lobby to avoid any glare from the glass covering the Trustee’s photos.
  • Filming on Tuesday will be mainly at the intersection of College Way and 21st Avenue and slowly move closer toward Marsh Hall throughout the two days, ending up in Marsh Hall Lobby, front doors and Mark Ankeny’s office on Wednesday afternoon.
  • There will be a generator parked at the NW corner of Scott Hall - in the alcove off of the fire lane on Wednesday only.  And there are a number of heavy duty cords all around, so please be careful.
  • As soon as filming is complete on Wednesday evening all will be packed up and move off of campus. 
  • On-street parking restrictions adjacent to campus: Parking is not permitted anywhere on 21st Avenue between Main Street and College Way on Tuesday, July 11 and Wednesday, July 12.
  • Street Closures adjacent to campus: The entire stretch of College Way, and 21st Avenue between Main Street and College Way, will be closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 11 and Wednesday, July 12.
  • Filming on campus will take place on the Marsh west lawn, where there will be an arch over the entrance sign, a gazebo on the walkway and other tents and carnival props on the lawn area.
  • There also will be filming of the Creamery front door and the Marsh Hall exterior, with some staging on the first floor of Marsh Hall
  • The east wall of the Rogers Building has been painted
  • Parking Lots P and I are closed for use by the production crews.
  • One parking space near the stairs in Parking Lot A will be closed
  • A generator will be placed on the roadway outside Warner Hall
  • The carillon bells will be turned off for the duration of filming
  • Lawn mowing will be avoided during the filming window

The Librarians is a fantasy adventure series in which a group of librarians are charged with fighting supernatural threats in the world. Starring Rebecca Romijn and Noah Wyle, it is based on the movie series of the same name. The show films in the Portland area, and Forest Grove familiars may have recognized Marsh Hall being attacked by a tentacle monster in an early episode. The episode filmed here in 2015 turned Forest Grove and Pacific University into "Cicely Island," a fictional town where members of the team are living idealized versions of their lives, having forgotten their real lives. This go-round, Forest Grove will reportedly portray the safest town in the United States.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017