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OSU Libraries and Press is pleased to make available conference rooms, general meeting rooms, and classroom space to the OSU community in support of academic success, intellectual freedom, and free speech. These rooms are exclusively for university activities and are available to university faculty, staff, and students to schedule, per University Standard: 576-005 Time, Place, and Manner Rules for Speech Activities. Representatives of SEIU Local 503/Sublocal 083 at OSU, the Coalition of Graduate Employees (AFT Local 6069), and United Academics of Oregon State University may schedule meetings between their organizations and their OSU members in the Willamette Rooms. The serving of alcohol in these spaces is limited to library and university administrative functions, with exceptions approved on a case-by-case basis by the University Librarian.
The primary purpose of the rotunda of the Valley Library is to provide a space for students to study. It is used for Library and Press functions and occasionally for university functions.
Every attempt is made to respect the primary purpose of the Rotunda – namely, being a study space for students – so that limits the number of functions hosted especially during mid-terms, dead week and finals.
Guidelines for the use of the Special Collections and Archives Research Center reading room can be found on their website.
Guidelines for the use of Undergrad Research and Writing Studio can be found on their website.
Private tutors are welcome to use space in the Learning Commons or elsewhere in The Valley Library building. Space in the University Research and Writing Studio, administered jointly by OSU Libraries and the Writing Center, is dedicated to tutoring sessions conducted solely by personnel employed by the Libraries or Writing Center, respectively.
If you have questions about the use of the Rotunda, please contact the Executive Assistant to the University Librarian at 541-737-4633.