Digital Collections

Whitworth Digital Commons, the university's institutional repository, hosts the intellectual and creative output of Whitworth University faculty, students, and staff. Also available are digitized primary sources relating to Christian mission history in China as well as selected Whitworth historical documents.

Main Library

Current Periodicals & New Books

New books and daily and weekly newspapers may be browsed in the quiet study room located on the first floor of the library. Regular newspaper subscriptions are: Financial Times, Journal of Business, New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Spokesman-Review, Wall Street Journal, Chronicle of Higher Education.

Education Curriculum Library

Resources for undergraduate and graduate students in education including elementary and secondary curriculum, elementary and secondary textbooks, teaching reference materials, juvenile and young adult literature in 20 languages are available in the Curriculum Library on the first floor of the library. Also available for students to use are a whiteboard, computer, projector, and smartboard.

Martin Music Library

Located on the first floor of the library, the Martin Music Library contains an extensive selection of musical scores, CDs, vinyl, and hymnals.

University Archives

Archival records (manuscript materials, photographs, ephemeral publications, etc.) are actively collected in two areas: (1) the history of Whitworth University, and (2) Pacific Northwest Protestant history.  More information 

Special Collections

In addition to digitized special collections available in Digital Commons, the library hosts various historical manuscript and rare book collections, including the Pacific Northwest Protestant history, the William C. Fix Mountaineering Collection, and the Moldenhauer Archives.  More information

Library Snapshot

   4500 visitors per week
    over 200 databases
    714 vinyl records
    280,000 books & ebooks
    8500 musical scores
occasionally 2 cats