History of the OHSU Library Pictorial Timeline


Library located in the back of the Physiology Lab in the 1910s.

Physiology Lab 

North Pacific College, Interior Library (Old Dental Library), 1911

Old Dental Library 


1920s and 1930s

Periodical Room of the Library in the 1920s and 1930s, located in Mackenzie Hall.

Library in the 1920s and 1930s   Library in the 1920s and 1930s


New library building (1939).

New Library building - 1937 



Dedication of the new Library (1940) by Dean Richard Dillehunt (on left) and Dr. John Weeks.

Dedication of the new Library, 1940 



History of Medicine Library

History of Medicine Library, 1970s 



History of Dentistry Library

History of Dentistry Library, 1970s



Main Library, BICC Building, 1991

BICC Library, 1990s


Library Directors

Bertha Hallam, first Library Director, 1919-1965

Bertha Hallum, first Library Director


Margaret Hughes, second Library Director, 1965-1975

Margaret Hughes, second Library Director


Jim Morgan, third Library Director, 1976-2008

James Morgan, third Library Director


Chris Shaffer, fourth Library Director, 2008-present

Chris Shaffer, OHSU Library Director 2008-Present