The mission of the Kellenberger Library is “To connect individuals to information, knowledge, and thought, and to support their development as competent, ethical learners and leaders.”




Access to the library is by appointment only.  To request an appointment, please visit the library’s page on MyNCU at and use the form linked there.




If you have questions or concerns about items you have checked out from NCU, or about Inter-Library Loan (ILL), please contact our Circulation Supervisor, Karen Head at

Items checked out from NCU
We have extended due dates until April 28th on all undergraduate and graduate items checked out. We will waive current and future overdue fees until further notice. If you have NCU items, U of O items, or other library items, please deposit them in our outside bookshop with 24/7 access. You can also mail items to

NCU Kellenberger Library
828 E 11th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401

University of Oregon items can be mailed to

Knight Library
1501 Kincaid St.
Eugene, OR 97403


Many libraries in Oregon and across the United States are closed right now, and this makes it hard to fulfill Inter-Library Loan requests for physical items at this time. Please try to meet your research needs by using NCU’s print and electronic collections before borrowing through ILL. Journal articles not in our collection can be requested as you normally would, as many come in electronic formats. If you find you still need to request a physical item, do so, but keep in mind it could take longer or we might not be able to get it. If you have another library’s book out that is due, you can request a renewal ( or return it in the NCU book drop, or mail it to the NCU address above.


Library access is temporarily restricted to NCU students/faculty/staff only

Please call (541-684-7233) or send email to if you have questions

Library phone numbers:

  • Karen Head: 541-684-7234
  • Steve Silver: 541-684-7237
  • Scott Gallagher-Starr: 541-684-7278
  • Lindsey Quigley: 541-684-7246
  • Circulation desk: 541-684-7233


YOU are our priority, and we want to see you in the library.

About the Kellenberger Library

The Kellenberger Library is home to over 74,000 books and media, including special collections of rare bibles, hymnals, denominational materials relating to the Disciples of Christ, the William E. Paul collection of English-language bibles, the Kendall collection of children’s literature, and many other useful books, CDs, DVDs, and specialty items. An array of online resources (ebooks, full-text and citation journal articles, newspapers, etc.) support all areas of the curriculum. The friendly staff loves to help people solve their information needs. The library first opened its doors in 1895 with the establishment of the school’s predecessor institution, Eugene Divinity School. The present library building, which was opened in 1957, was remodeled in 1995 and provides facilities for research, technology and study in a comfortable “living room” atmosphere.

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Library services to Facultyand Library services to Students
Learn what services the library provides for you! (Be sure to log in to MyNCU before clicking the link)

Library Policies

The library policies linked below apply to anyone wishing to use the Kellenberger Library materials or services. Please review these policies before using our services. They are enforced and we want to make sure everyone is aware so there are no surprises.

Library Policies & FormsLibrary Staff

 Virtual Library Resources

If you are not a member of the NCU community, you may still use some library resources.

If you are a current patron wishing  to access our electronic resources you will find them by logging into:


If you would like to become a patron and use the resources in the Kellenberger Library please fill out our Friends of the Library application form.


If you are not a member of the NCU community or current patron, there are public open  resources still available to you.

Public Library Resources


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