Welcome to the Birthingway Library!
Summer Library Hours
July 2 through September 12th
Monday - Thursday 10am - 5pm
Fall, Winter and Spring Library Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 10pm – 6:30pm
Friday: 10:00 - 5:00
Saturday: 11:00 - 2:30
If you have been issued a password, you may use our online library search.
The library can be reached by calling 503-760-3131. You can contact us by email by visiting our Contact Page and selecting "Library" from the Department list.
If you are traveling to visit us, please do call ahead - sometimes our hours change. Birthingway library is a one-person-run-library, so if the librarian's sick or on vacation, the library may be closed. Closures are posted in the news section on the far right of Birthingway's home page and on the school calendar.
Birthingway College of Midwifery's library may be the largest midwifery-specific library in North America. That's what we've been told. The library houses well over 5000 items related to midwifery, birth, and many associated subjects. The library supports Birthingway's educational programs, midwifery-related health care providers, and the community-at-large.
Community Library Cards
Everyone is welcome to come browse the library, read a book, or watch a video. Community members who'd like to borrow materials may purchase a community library card:
$15 for three months
$25 for six months
$40 for the entire year