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Branch Libraries

The Concordia University Libraries System includes a number of libraries located in Portland, Oregon, and Boise, Idaho. Some are specialized by topic area. The materials of all collections are included in the Library Catalog.

FWJ Sylwester Library

The FWJ Sylwester Library is located in the George R. White Library & Learning Center on the Portland Campus.

George R. White Law Library

The George R. White Law Library is located on the Concordia University School of Law Boise campus.

Science Library

On behalf of the College of Theology, Arts, and Sciences, the Concordia University Libraries maintains a Science Library in Luther Hall, Room 316. To use this library, contact the College of Theology, Arts, and Sciences (Centennial Hall, Room 119; 503-280-8680).

Materials that are part of the collections of the Science Library are not available for interlibrary loan.

Center for Volga German Studies

The Center for Volga German Studies (CVGS) was established in 2004 at Concordia University to support research into and preservation of the heritage, history, traditions, and accomplishments of the Volga Germans. Its collections include books, journals, maps, charts, microforms, photographs, documents, and a small number of artifacts. There is also an archive of original historical books, copies of Russian parish records, and the personal research materials of several prominent Volga German researchers. Resources are in English, German, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, and French. The Center is open to the public by appointment.

Materials that are part of the collections of the CVGS do not circulate and are not available for interlibrary loan.

Northwest Center for Children’s Literature

The Northwest Center for Children’s Literature houses a preview collection of the latest publications in children’s and young adult literature, in all genres. This resource is provided by Concordia University as a service to classroom teachers, media specialists, librarians, parents, and other important adults in the reading lives of children. Professional services are provided by faculty from the CU College of Education to assist teachers and schools in selecting and integrating children’s and young adult literature for use in reading programs in classrooms and school libraries.