John E. Riley Library

Vital to the educational and intellectual life of the university, the John E. Riley Library contains almost 117,000 printed books, 140,000 electronic books and currently receives thousands of electronic periodicals. The library also has approximately 60,000 volumes in collections of microforms, non-print materials, and federal government documents, for which the library is a selective depository. Additionally, a special collection of works by or about John Wesley is maintained.

The library's web page is It provides links to the library's online catalog, various indexes and databases many of which include full-text materials, and to other resources. Through participation in OCLC Inc., an international library network, the library has access to additional books and other materials from libraries around the world, available via interlibrary loan.

Reciprocal borrowing agreements with Boise State University and with College of Idaho allow students to check out a limited number of items from these libraries.

Key to the library's mission is its staff, which provides friendly, professional service. Librarians, staff, and student assistants are available to make use of the library more effective and meaningful. Library services include interlibrary loans, instruction, and individual research assistance.

The library provides individual study areas, 17 group study rooms, and has wireless access for laptops and access to campus networked computers.

The University Archives contain items pertaining to the history of the University. Use of the Archives is by appointment only.