The Crumpacker Family Library at Portland Art Museum

The Crumpacker Family Library at Portland Art Museum has a new Librarian/Archivist, Jessica McIntyre! While she gets settled and reevaluates the delivery of library services, you may access the collection by appointment most days during the hours of 12 – 4:30. You may make an appointment by emailing Jessica (

Jessica says, “We don’t currently have computers, but we do have wifi, so visitors are welcome to search the catalogue in advance and send a list for us to pull, or bring in their own device. Of course, books don’t circulate, but I’ve got a ‘hold’ shelf, so they can retain their research pile for a while and return over multiple days.”

You can search the library catalogue here:
(If this link doesn’t immediately go to the catalogue, type “crumpacker” for Library Name and then click Sign In.)

Library help drop-in hours

We’re starting our drop-in Reference Desk Hours this week! We’ll be here at the desk on the library mezzanine from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Stop by for help with research, citation questions, or just to say “hi.”

If you can’t make those hours, have no fear! You can email us at to set up an appointment or just to see if we can answer something through email.

Image: Shetland Unicorns, by deviantart user engelszorn

Survey about the Library Reference Desk

Hi! Please take our short survey about the Library Reference Desk. This survey was designed to get your feedback whether or not you used the drop-in hours last semester for the Library Reference Desk on the Mezzanine. It’s completely anonymous and the results will be used to tailor our services for you this semester.

Library Reference Desk Survey

The survey will close Friday, January 29th. Thank you!

Welcome back to school!

Welcome back to school! Drop by the library and come say hi.

Hours for the first two weeks of school:
Mon – Thur: 7:30 am – 8:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Students Studying at Cathedral Senior High School in New Ulm, Minnesota...

Library Hours Winter Break

The library will be closed from Saturday, December 19th through Sunday, January 3rd. We will reopen for our normal Winter Break hours on Monday, January 4th.

Winter Break Hours:
January 4th – January 17th

Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 5:30 pm


Closed Monday, January 18th.

Did you know…

Astronauts are SO COOL that they get plaid blood pressure cuffs?

Bluford on the Treadmill

Bluford on the Treadmill
August 5, 1983
On Challenger’s mid-deck, Mission Specialist (MS) Guion Bluford, restrained by harness and wearing blood pressure cuff on his left arm, exercises on the treadmill. Forward lockers with data recording units and checklist notebooks are to the left of Bluford.

Image courtesy of NASA on Flickr Commons

Library Hours Thanksgiving Week

Image from page 285 of “Studies in reading; teacher’s manual” (1919) via Flickr Commons

The library hours for this week, November 23rd – 29th, are as follows:

Monday & Tuesday
7:30 am – 10 pm

7:30 am – 6 pm

Thursday – Sunday

We will resume normal operating hours on Monday, November 30th — Focus Week!


PNCA alum, Ebin Lee, was paired with SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW. This is their poster.

Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance in honor of those who have lost their lives for living as themselves. The overwhelming majority of trans* deaths are the murders of people of color. Today, artists celebrate their lives with Trans Day of Resilience.

“Trans Day of Resilience is an art and activism project that recognizes and supports trans women and femmes of color in their lives and leadership, not just in death. It is an extension and reimagining of Transgender Day of Remembrance, the annual event memorializing people (mostly trans women of color) killed by anti-trans violence. Trans Day of Resilience goes beyond remembrance, and uplifts the resilience and power of trans and gender non-conforming communities of color.

Forward Together and visual artist Micah Bazant paired eight trans and gender non-conforming artists with eight organizations across the country doing trans justice work. Although trans and gender non-conforming people of color face disproportionate rates of violence and poverty, they are also thriving and leading movements for social justice. The Trans Day of Resilience art tells those stories of trans power, vision, and leadership.” —


How to reserve a Group Study Room in the Library

As the end of the semester approaches, we know that you need lots of quiet time and space to finish up your projects and assignments, or just to chill out for a bit and watch a movie. Did you know that Faculty, Staff, and Students may reserve any of the three study rooms (M4, M5, & M15) on the Library’s Mezzanine level for up to three hours at a time?

You’re always welcome to use the study rooms without reserving them on a first-come-first-serve basis, but if you’d like to set aside time, just email us at and let us know which room you’d like and when you’d like it! Each room has tables, chairs, and adjustable lighting.

M5: has a monitor with a VHS player and typewriters.
M4 & M15: have monitors that can be connected to a DVD player (check out from the MRC) or hooked up directly to your laptop with an HDMI cable (which you can check out at the library circ desk).

Best of luck as you wrap up a successful semester!

What I’m reading while it’s gloomy

It’s getting dark so early and all I want to do is curl up with a good book or five. While waiting for my hold to come in at the public library, I’ve been reading these graphic novels.

Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
PN 6728 .S17 V38 2014

Saga is weird and luscious and full of crazy adventures. Good thing we have book one in the library because reading the volumes one at a time would not be satisfying for you.

Lumberjanes: beware the kitten holy, by Noelle Stephenson, Grace Ellis, Brooke Allen, and Shannon Watters
NEW PN 6728 .L796 S74 2015

Lumberjanes is like when I went to Girl Scout camp but with weirder creatures, better patches, and cooler kids. FRIENDSHIP TO THE MAX!

Wytches, by Scott Snyder and JOCK

I picked up the first issue of Wytches from Bridge City Comics a while back and now I’m breathlessly waiting to check out the first volume from the PNCA Library. Wytches is beautifully drawn, super creepy, and pretty gross. My favorite.

Email us at to place a hold on the first two. Check out our New Books shelf near the entry of the library for eagerly anticipated new arrivals! Or come browse our extensive collection of graphic novels, comics, and comics history in the PN 6700 section.

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