Kellenberger Library

NOTE: Library access is restricted to Bushnell students, faculty, staff at this time.

About the Kellenberger Library

The Kellenberger Library is home to over 74,000 books and media, including special collections of rare bibles, hymnals, denominational materials relating to the Disciples of Christ, the William E. Paul collection of English-language bibles, the Kendall collection of children’s literature, and many other useful books, CDs, DVDs, and specialty items. An array of online resources (ebooks, full-text and citation journal articles, newspapers, etc.) support all areas of the curriculum. The friendly staff loves to help people solve their information needs. The library first opened its doors in 1895 with the establishment of the school’s predecessor institution, Eugene Divinity School. The present library building, which was opened in 1957, was remodeled in 1995 and provides facilities for research, technology and study in a comfortable “living room” atmosphere.

Library Contact Information

  • Circulation Desk: 541-684-7233
  • Karen Head: 541-684-7234
  • Scott Gallagher-Starr: 541-684-7278
  • Lindsey Quigley-Johnson: 541-684-7246

Ask A Librarian

Library Due Dates

If you have questions or concerns about items you have checked out from Bushnell University, or about Inter-Library Loan (ILL), please contact our Circulation Supervisor, Karen Head at

Items checked out from Bushnell

If you have Bushnell items, UO items, or other library items, please deposit them in our outside bookshop with 24/7 access. You can also mail items to:

Kellenberger Library
828 E 11th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401

University of Oregon items can be mailed to

Knight Library
1501 Kincaid St.
Eugene, OR 97403

Inter-Library Loan (Ill) During Covid-19:

Many libraries in Oregon and across the United States are closed right now, and this makes it hard to fulfill Inter-Library Loan requests for physical items at this time. Please try to meet your research needs by using Bushnell’s print and electronic collections before borrowing through ILL. Journal articles not in our collection can be requested as you normally would, as many come in electronic formats. If you find you still need to request a physical item, do so, but keep in mind it could take longer or we might not be able to get it. If you have another library’s book out that is due, you can request a renewal ( or return it in the Bushnell book drop, or mail it to the Bushnell address above.

Academic Year Hours for 2020-2021:

Library Open Hours
The library closes for Chapel on Tuesday and Thursday, from 11AM-noon and the 2nd and 3rd floor stacks close at 10PM.
Mon Tue Wed ThuFriSatSun
Open7:45AM7:45AM 7:45AM7:45AM7:45AM1PM 3PM
Closemidnight* midnight* midnight* midnight* midnight* 9PM midnight*

Virtual Library Resources

If you are a current patron wishing to access our electronic resources you will find them by logging into My.Bushnell.


If you are not a member of the Bushnell community, you may still use some library resources.

Public Resources

If you would like to become a patron and use the resources in the Kellenberger Library, please fill out our Friends of the Library application form.

Become a Library Patron

Library Policies

The library policies linked below apply to anyone wishing to use the Kellenberger Library materials or services. Please review these policies before using our services. They are enforced and we want to make sure everyone is aware so there are no surprises.

Library Policies and Forms