Transformation of the Valley Library's fifth floor to expand the Special Collections and Archives Research Center -- The vision for the center extends the library's place as the intellectual center of campus. The existing Reading Room already serves as a beautiful and emblematic portal to the Libraries’ unique and rare holdings. To enhance the opportunities that scholars, especially students, have to engage with the Libraries’ special collections and archival holdings demands equally compelling spaces for teaching and learning, exhibits, public programs and lectures, offices, as well as increased secure stack space to house collections.
Best Place to Study fund to augment the Valley Library learning and teaching spaces -- The Valley Library is probably the most heavily used facility on the OSU campus. The introduction of 24-hour access five days a week expanded student access to our resources and facilities, including flexible learning spaces like that created in the Valley Library Learning Commons through donor support. Students have bestowed the Best Place to Study on Campus award upon the Valley Library consistently since 2011. Donor support can help us to continue being the Best Place to Study by providing stimulating spaces where students can study alone or study together in groups.
Please learn more about how you can be a part of transforming our space by contacting Faye A. Chadwell, the Donald and Delpha Campbell University Librarian and OSU Press Director, at 541-737-7300, or contact Don Frier, Executive Assistant to the University Librarian, at 541-737-4633.