The Mark O. Hatfield Library
is the main library at Willamette University
in Salem, Oregon
, United States
. Opened in 1986, it is a member of the Hatfield Library Consortium along with several library lending networks and is a designated Federal depository library
. Willamette's original library was established in 1844, two years after the school was founded. The library was housed in Waller Hall
before moving to its own building (now Smullin Hall) in 1938.
Two-stories tall, the library contains over 350,000 volumes overall in its collections, and includes the school's archives
. Designed by MDWR Architects, the red-brick building has glass edifices on two sides and a clocktower
outside the main entrance. The building also includes a 24-hour study area, private study rooms, and a classroom. The academic library
is named in honor of former Senator Mark O. Hatfield
, a 1943 graduate of Willamette and former member of the faculty.
Founded in 1844, Willamette University's library was started two years after the establishment of the school. University Hall (now Waller Hall
), which was built in 1867, was one of the homes of the library in the early years. The library was... Read More