Welcome to the Eliot D. Pratt Library!

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Pratt Center in Winter


Rainbows – Port Townsend Campus


Plainfield Residency Display


Port Townsend Residency Display


Goddard Gamelan in Pratt Well


Deer outside the Schoolhouse Library

Who is the library?

KicklinePictured Left to Right: David Hale (Archives), Paula Tamburello (Info Desk, Interlibrary Loan, Billing, Reference), Monica Nelson (Info Desk, Requests, Student Services, Reference), Clara Bruns (Director, Instruction, Port Townsend MFAW Library Support), Helen Linda (Techie, Instruction, Info Desk, Reference, Port Townsend MFAIA Library Support)

Not pictured: Malick Sow (Port Townsend Residency Support) & Agnes Figueroa Martinez (Seattle Residency Support)

Where is the library?

Plainfield, VT Campus

Eliot D. Pratt Library – Plainfield, VT Campus (Full Campus Map)

Schoolhouse Library (Port Townsend, WA Campus)

Schoolhouse Library – Port Townsend, WA Campus (Full Campus Map)

What does the library have?


Eliot D. Pratt Library – 188,000+ items


Port Townsend Schoolhouse & Seattle Education Program Libraries – 1,000+ items

Goddard Authors Special Collection – 1,900 + items

Comic Books, Graphic Novels, & More – 700+ items

Print Books – 34,000+ items

eBooks – 151,000+ instantly available titles

Multimedia – 400+ items


Articles & Journal Collections – 3 of the largest, plus carefully curated free web materials

Interlibrary Loan – if we don’t have it, we can borrow it from thousands of participating libraries


Explore the contents of the library via our online catalog: https://catalog.goddard.edu

How Does Library Borrowing Work At Goddard?

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We help in person with research and gathering the bulk of your library materials while you’re on campus. Once at home, we support you virtually and mail additional materials to you.

What Can I Borrow and How Long?


Very generally speaking, students and faculty may borrow up to 30 items from the Eliot D. Pratt Library Collection for the whole semester. Items we don’t have will be purchased for the collection or borrowed from other libraries. We do not have overdue fines, but we do charge for lost items.

Check out our Borrowing Quick Facts Guide for more information.

 Staff & Community Members (Including CVHSI & WGDR) are also eligible for library privileges. More on those policies under About LITS in the menu.

You Create The Library

Uncle_Sam90% of our collection development budget goes to direct student requests!

Our general rule is: if we can buy it, we will buy it. (with some necessary restrictions)

More on our collection development policy under About LITS in the menu.

How Do I Learn More?

For general orientation and on-campus library workshop materials, head over to the Help and How To section! And don’t forget to join us on campus for workshops and just to say hello!