The Valley Library makes desktop and laptop computers available to students, faculty, staff with a valid ONID account to provide access to library collections and other information resources for the purpose of supporting and facilitating learning, research, and teaching. The Valley Library also provides Valley Patron Computers that may be used by students, faculty, staff, and by guests without valid ONID accounts.
In accordance with the OSU Libraries’ policy regarding the issuance of Library Cards, all patrons under the age of 16 are required to have parental/guardian consent before using the Valley Patron Computers located in the Valley Library Learning Commons. Patrons under the age of 16 will be required to obtain a Library Card or Computer Use Card by submitting a completed application, including parent or guardian signature. More information and applications for cards can be found at osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/borrowing.
The Oregon State University Libraries follow Oregon state law, which exempts libraries from public disclosure of “the records of a library, including circulation records, showing use of specific library material by a named person or consisting of the name of a library patron together with the address or telephone number, or both, of the patron.” (ORS 192.502, 22)
Checkout periods for course reserves are 3 hours or 2 days at the instructor’s discretion. Hourly circulating items can be checked out overnight if they are checked out within 3 hours of the library’s closing time, and will be due back 1 hour after opening.
Course reserves are first come, first serve, and cannot be
recalled, held, or renewed. Patrons wishing to use the same material
more than once in a day must wait 15 minutes between checkouts to allow
other patrons access to the materials.
The OSU Libraries is responding to a changed academic environment in which library spaces are repurposed to support individual and group study and learning, and library collections are online and, thus, available to students, faculty and staff when they need them, regardless of their location.
The OSU Libraries continues to accept donations of books, serials, and other media. Materials not added are sold through an open bid process through OSU Surplus and proceeds are used to enhance library collections.
Notify your supervisor and unit head of this incident.
Use this form to report any security-related incident that occurs in your Library unit (e.g. verbal abuse, destruction of library materials, disruptive and/or disturbed patrons, theft, obscene phone calls, sexual offenses, etc.).
OSU Libraries & Press is please to make available conference rooms, general meeting rooms and classroom space to the OSU Community for the purposes of supporting academic success, intellectual freedom and free speech. These rooms are designated for university activities and are available to university faculty, staff and students to schedule, not the general public per Oregon Administrative Rules (ref 576-005-0015)
The library seeks to preserve a non-partisan environment for members of its university community. The spaces included in this policy are the interior of the Valley Library, the exterior walls, all entrance areas and the plaza in the front of the building.
reservations are limited to one per person per day, and may be made up to
28 days in advance.
reservations are not required, but are strongly recommended.
may check out a key card for immediate use of a room at the Circulation
Desk, if any rooms are available and have not been reserved by other
patrons. Immediate use check-outs
are not advance reservations; they do not count against the daily limit
for advance reservations.
“An edition of a book specifically intended for use of students who are enrolled in a course of study or preparing for an examination on a subject or in an academic discipline… sometimes published in conjunction with a workbook, lab manual, and/or teacher’s manual.”
— Joan M. Reitz, ODLIS – Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science, (11/19/07)