Individual research rooms are available for a term-long loan period to all faculty and graduate students with documented research needs.

  • Faculty can call, email, or request a room at the Circulation Desk, with no letter or authorization needed. (Beginning January 1, 2020, Research rooms will no longer be available to Faculty.)
  • Doctoral students need to provide a letter on OSU letterhead (example) from their department advisor confirming their scheduled exam or completion to qualify for a research room. Bring the letter to the Circulation Desk or email it valley.circ@oregonstate.edu
  • Masters students need to provide a letter on OSU letterhead (example) from their department advisor confirming they are writing a thesis and will be entering their final 1-2 terms. Bring the letter to the Circulation Desk or email it valley.circ@oregonstate.edu

Once you have received an email that a research room is available, the key card may be picked up at the Circulation Desk. Each research room is equipped with a table, chair, shelves and a cork board. Wireless access is available in all rooms. All research rooms are located on the 6th floor.

 

Policies


  • Rooms are in high demand and are not renewable.
  • The security of your belongings is not guaranteed, even in a locked room. The library is not responsible for personal belongings left in a research room.
  • For safety, electrical appliances are not allowed in the room.
  • Please check out all library materials that will be kept in the room.
  • Keep doors clear of any covering or obstruction, including white boards. Please don’t put anything on the wall that creates a hole or leaves residue. Damage charges will apply if necessary.
  • Do not leave public use equipment such as white boards in the room overnight.
  • All rooms will be checked out at the beginning of each term. Patrons on the waiting list who do not get a room during the current term will move to the top of the waiting list for the following term. Keys need to be picked up within 7 days of email notification, or the patron will forfeit the room. If a patron is unable to pick up the key within 7 days but would like to keep the room, please email the Circulation desk to make alternate arrangements.
  • Rooms must be used at least 8 times per 30 day period or the user will forfeit rights to the room. Usage will be checked twice per month.
  • To ensure compliance with these policies, rooms will be inspected once a term. If violations are severe, you may be asked to give up the room.
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