OSU Libraries can offer interlibrary loan services only to current OSU faculty, staff and students. To borrow materials from other libraries, please visit your local public library.
Please check with your local public library regarding borrowing and interlibrary loan privileges.Some libraries may charge for interlibrary loan services.
Your local public library is a great source for information, resources, and research assistance. Please contact your local public library to find out about borrowing priviledges and other services available to community members.
- Corvalis-Benton County Public Library
- Eugene Public Library
- Salem Public Library
- Other libraries in Oregon
Who can use the OSU Libraries?
Anyone is welcome to use theOSU Libraries.
We have public access computers where you can search our library catalog and access the online databases. You can get research help at the reference desk.
For borrowing privileges, you will need a library card.
- If you are a resident of Oregon, you can get a library card that lets you borrow materials from the library. The application form is available at the circulation desk and online.
- If you are a member of the alumni association, you will need proof of current membership.
- if you are not a resident of Oregon or a current OSU alumni member, you can become a Friend of the Library. There is a $35 membership fee. Please fill out the form to become a friend.
OSU Library Services
You may also use the L-Net chat service. The online service is staffed by librarians from all over Oregon and is available to all Oregon residents.
In addition to borrowing books, the following services are available to community users with a valid library card.
- Borrow headphones
- 3 day lockers
- Check out maps and government documents
- Check out media
Due to licensing restrictions, we can only make the online databases available off-campus to OSU faculty, students and staff. You may use the databases in the library.