Valley library exterior in the Autumn

The Valley Library, situated in the heart of the OSU main campus, offers a variety of individual and collaborative study spaces carefully designed to meet our students needs. We are open 24/5 during fall, winter and spring terms, with reduced hours during summer term.


The Learning Commons includes large tables with comfy chairs, whiteboards and collaborative workstations equipped with monitors. Patrons can use one of 100+ computers to search research databases and journals, access email and the web, and use productivity software. The Student Multimedia Services desk provides multimedia support, equipment loans, poster and thesis printing.

Study spaces can be found on all six floors, and group study rooms and research rooms are available for reservation.

Scanners, printers, and copiers are available throughout the building.


In addition to books and course reserves, the circulation desk loans laptops, Kindles, lockers, ipads, headphones, monitor adaptors, calculators, phone chargers, whiteboard markers, board games, and much more. We provide a self-checkout machine for speedy service.

Northwest Art Collection

A notable collection of contemporary Northwest artwork is on permanent display throughout the library.

Coffee Shop

Food and beverages can be found in the Java II coffee shop on the first floor.

About OSU Libraries and Press

The Valley Library is the main branch location of OSU Libraries. It houses many of the Libraries' departments, as well as Ecampus.


Sustainability is a core value at OSU Libraries and Press. The Valley Library engages in various sustainable practices including the collection of compostable and recyclable materials.