The Klamath Falls Library is located in the Learning Resources Center (LRC) on the Oregon Tech campus in Klamath Falls, Oregon. The Library's main collections are located on the first floor of the LRC, with administrative offices, group-study rooms, and the Shaw Historical Library located on the second floor.
The Library contains approximately 140,000 books and bound periodicals, and subscribes to over 1,200 periodicals. Resources and services include a online catalog, over 70 online databases, federal and Oregon state documents, interlibrary loans, classes, tours, and seminars. Microform readers-printers and copy machines are available, as well as over 40 computer workstations are available for public use.
The library offers a variety of study spaces from group study rooms where you can close the door to individual study carrels where you can quietly cram for your next quiz. There are comfortable seating options and more traditional desks and chairs. We try to offer something that will fit for everyone.
The Oregon Tech Library is a part of the Orbis-Cascade Alliance. Over 35 other colleges in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho form this consortium. You may request items through Summit as an Oregon Tech student and they will be delivered to the Oregon Tech Main Campus Library in 5-7 business days. Or, if you are near a college in The Alliance you may go to that college and check out the book as a "Visiting Summit Borrower." Summit items may be searched in the online catalog.
Getting to the Library
To Campus Safety and Parking Permit booth:
Come onto Campus Drive from Hwy 97/Crater Lake Highway. Pass through a traffic light and on the right are commercial areas, the hospital, and offices. When you approach the campus stay to the right on Campus Drive, the parking permit booth is located on the right. It has a drive-up window. They will need your license plate information.
To the Oregon Tech Library in the Learning Resource Center (LRC):
The Library is at the back of the campus. After obtaining a parking pass, pull out to the right to the stop sign. Continue straight ahead until the road dead ends, take a left, follow this road and curve to the left so you are going west on College Way toward the Upper Klamath Lake. After the baseball field and track field, turn left before the row of trees on the left. The speed limit is 10 mph. Come straight ahead and park in the back of the library. There is a handicap ramp at this library entrance and the loading dock to help you identify the building. After walking up the stairs or making use of the handicap ramp, enter through the double doors. You are entering on the second floor. There is an elevator on the right. Press "1." After exiting the elevator, turn to the right, go through the door into the building, and pass through the gates on the right to the library areas.
To the Shaw Historical Library in the Learning Resource Center:
After arriving at the Oregon Tech Library and entering at the entrance nearest to the loading dock, you are on the second floor. There is an elevator on the right. Turn right past the elevator and the Shaw Historical Library door entrance is straight ahead just past the staircase.
Arbur Collection in the Klamath Falls Library
The collection consists of diverse works in science fiction and fantasy, representing some of the best writers from the twentieth century. It is an appropriate addition to the Oregon Tech library, because the vision and insights offered by science fiction and fantasy can be the engineering marvels (see Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov and others) and the humanitarian dreams (see Ursula Le Guin, Octavia Butler, and C.L. Moore) of tomorrow. We thank Rosemarie Arbur for her generosity in providing these materials. She has also contributed to our American literature and feminism collections, deposited elsewhere in the library.
Dr. Rosemarie Arbur, who donated the collection, taught American literature, feminism, and science fiction and fantasy courses at Lehigh University from 1972 becoming a professor emerita of English in 2000. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Nazareth College in 1966, a Master of Arts from the University of Illinois in 1967 and a Ph.D. from the same university in 1972. Her major contributions to science fiction and fantasy are critical essays and bibliographies on the major women writers of these genres: Leigh Brackett, Ursula Le Guin, Anne McCaffrey, and Marion Zimmer Bradley.