Food 4 Fines is back.

From April 15-30, the Valley and Guin Libraries will waive your overdue fines in exchange for donations of non-perishable food and hygiene items. All donations will benefit the Human Services Resource Center (HSRC) Food Pantry on OSU's Corvallis campus.

What you should know:

  • Donations will only apply to overdue fines on OSU Libraries items that were accrued during the month of April
  • Credits may not be applied to future fines
  • Summit and interlibrary loan (ILL) items are exempt
  • Donations will not apply towards replacement, damaged, locker or University Shop fees


The following list of items are items in need at the HSRC Food Pantry while the amounts next to each item indicates how much it is worth for waiving fines:

  • Tuna $2
  • Canned goods $2 (fruits, veggies, soups, etc.)
  • Peanut Butter $2
  • Bar/Hand Soaps $2
  • Dried Beans $5
  • Boxed Meals $5
  • Toothbrush/paste $5
  • Shampoo/Conditioner $5 each
  • Pads/Tampons $10
  • Seasoning/Spices $10

Travel sizes are accepted at $1 per item.

For more information on the Human Services Resource Center, visit their website and check out all the programs and resources that they offer to the OSU community.

If you have any questions, please contact the Valley Library Circulation Desk at or 541-737-7254.

If you are a patron of the Guin Library in Newport, you may contact them at

Posted - April 11, 2018