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Libraries: Coronavirus Response: Home

The University Libraries are committed to serving you during the Covid situation.

Your Librarian is ready to support you (email, Zoom, or phone) with research help and getting access to the resources you need.

Additional Support and online resources (e.g., digital learning support, ebooks, online articles).

Email to make arrangements to get the physical items you need!

[Updated 8/18/20]


Yes, library books will be quarantined for 48 hours before being reshelved.
A germicide cleaning product and paper towels are available in the space to clean the area where you choose to work.

To return checked out library materials you can either:

  • Place them in the 24/7 book drop at either the Newberg or Portland campus library
  • Mail them to:

George Fox University
Murdock Library
416 N. Meridian Street
Newberg, OR 97132

Reach out to the librarians at George Fox at They will work with you to determine the best alternative option (digitize a chapter, obtain an e-book copy of the book, or find an alternative e-book).

If an electronic copy is not found, we will mail the physical copy to you.

Online Access to Library Resources

Yes, you can still access electronic resources. In the event an electronic resource is not available, reach out to the librarians at George Fox at They will work with you to determine the best alternative option (digitize a chapter, obtain an e-book copy of the book, or find an alternative ebook).
Always access databases through the library website. Entering your MyGeorgeFox credentials when prompted will validate you as a George Fox University student. If you are denied access, please contact the library at

If you often do your research from off-campus, we recommend you install the proxy bookmarklet on your browser’s bookmarks toolbar. The bookmarklet lets you log into the off-campus proxy service without having to always start from the Libraries website.

Research Help

Librarians with expertise in specific areas are available to help you remotely through:
email:, and
Zoom video conference appointments

Librarians can help you with forming search strategies, finding specific types of information, and locating sources on your topic that are available online through the library.
By email: Every day from 8:00 am - 9:00 pm. Email your question to or to the librarian for your subject area.
By Zoom video conference: Monday through Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, by appointment only.


Faculty Services

Yes! Here is a guide for how to use Zoom Web Conferencing . For Zoom account questions please contact: the Service Desk at For help using Zoom please contact: Gloria Doherty at

Please email the appropriate librarian to discuss.

Options include:

  • In-person: Have the librarian come into the classroom; he/she will adhere to safety precautions.
  • Online Synchronous: Librarian works with students via Zoom video conference
  • Online Asynchronous: Librarian prepares an a short tutorial video or similar
  • Other: Discuss other approaches
Yes! Librarians will be happy to help you do this. Please reach out to the librarian for your subject area via email, or you may find the library ebooks or articles helpful.


University Resources

Today's Libraries Hours

Access the New York Times at Home for Free

Current George Fox University staff, faculty, and students are eligible to activate access to

  1. Visit (and bookmark) NY Times grouppass
  2. Create an account using your George Fox University email address
  3. Happy reading!

Got Questions?


Fines & Renewals:

Online Library Resources:

Research Help & Faculty Questions:
Librarian for your subject area 


Digital Learning

Library Student Employees:
  Contact your supervisor