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What's New

Welcome Class of 2027!

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New Platform for Digital Collections and Pilot Scholars

Clark Library is pleased to announce the soft launch of a new platform for the Library’s digital collections and institutional repository (Pilot Scholars). The new URLs are:

Digital Collections: https://digital.up.edu
Pilot Scholars: https://pilotscholars.up.edu

What’s different?

The new platform provides a better user experience. Among the changes are a modern and responsive interface, easier browsing, full-text searching, and better in-platform viewing.  

What’s staying the same?

We are committed to providing access to UP’s historical records and scholarly works for teaching, learning, and research. All previous digital collections and institutional repository works will be available on the new platform. The data migration is in process and will be completed by the early half of Fall semester. Currently available digital collections include The Log yearbooks, Student Newspapers, and University History. Graduate Theses and Dissertations are available in Pilot Scholars.  


Any questions or comments can be directed to Philip Vue, Digital Services Librarian, vue@up.edu.

Study carrels in Clark Library, 1966Happy Birthday, Clark Library!

Covert Gallery Exhibit, July - October 2023

This year marks many anniversaries for the Library. Sixty-five years ago, the first University of Portland library building was dedicated, after years in Christie Hall’s leaky basement. In 1978, the expanded library was completed, adding space for the University’s growing campus, and the latest renovation was celebrated ten years ago on September 27, 2013.

From the days of card catalogs and smoking lounges, to today’s sleek study rooms and shelving that moves with the push of a button, the Clark Library is always evolving to support and inspire academic research and study on our campus. Check out photos and items on display in the Dr. James T. Covert Gallery on the main floor of the library.

Previous News

Soleia Quinn Mother OceanPortraits of Everywoman: Soleia Yemaya Quinn

Covert Gallery Exhibit, March - July 2023

Visit the Dr. James T. Covert Gallery on the main floor of the library for a stunning show of artwork by Soleia Yemaya Quinn, UP junior majoring in English and Psychology with a minor in Fine Arts. The show is animated by the idea of womanhood – what it means to be a girl, a woman, a mother, a daughter, a lover, and a friend. Inspired by the people in her life, Soleia uses motifs of nature, classical art, and symmetry to create surreal pieces reflecting the themes of feminism, family, spirituality, and death. 

UP band marching through downtown Portland approx 1940School Spirit Through Songs and Music

Covert Gallery Exhibit, January - March 2023

The Clark Library celebrates a century of alma maters and school anthems -- home-grown, lovingly crafted by UP students and faculty, and performed by University bands and choral groups throughout these many years -- with an exhibit in the Dr. James T. Covert Gallery on the main floor of the library. Missed it? Listen to songs online.