The mission of the Otto F. Linn Library is to serve the Warner Pacific University community by providing assistance and access to information in a variety of formats in support of the rigorous academic standards and student-centered services outlined in the mission and vision statements of the University.

Have a question?

Reference assistance is available by calling 503.517.1102 and asking for reference assistance. You can email Instruction Librarian Ann Chiu at to schedule a research appointment or ask questions.

Circulation Policy

You need a valid Warner ID to check out materials from the Library.

Books are checked out for a 3-week period and may be renewed if no one is waiting for the item.

  • If books are not returned, there is a $25 non-refundable fee plus a $50 lost-book replacement fee in addition to the fine.
  • Fines accrue at the rate of 25 cents per day for books for the first 2 weeks that they are overdue, and after two weeks increase to $1 per day.
  • If a lost book is returned, the replacement fee is waived, but not the overdue fines and the $25 fee.
  • Any student who owes more than $30 will be blocked from using library materials until the debt is cleared.

Availability of Materials

All students, faculty and staff are welcome to use the Library, as well as the databases from anywhere.  All materials requested will be available at the Tabor campus Library. Any materials not returned by the due date are considered overdue. You may receive email notices for overdue items until the material is checked in at the Library.


The library catalog provides access to the materials available in the Library.

If an item is not in the Library, you may request it through the Summit borrowing system.

The Summit search button will appear in the library catalog after an unsuccessful search.  Summit allows you to access over 30 million items from 40 academic libraries from Oregon and Washington, and delivery usually takes about 3 days. You will receive an email to your Warner email when your item is available for pick up. Pick up at the Service Desk at the Library.

If Summit doesn’t have what you want, you can also use Interlibrary Loan. Depending on where the material is coming from, delivery could take a week to 10 days. Questions about Summit or ILL can be asked to Circulation Supervisor Jeff Barnhardt (

Citation Formats For Articles Retrieved Online

A frequent question asked by those who retrieve online articles is “How do I cite these correctly in my document?” Check out this citation guide.

Copyright Notice (photocopies)

The copyright law of the United States (17 USC § 108) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials. Under certain conditions specified by law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of those specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be used “for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses a photocopy or reproduction for, purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement.