We update this site continuously, so please refer to it for the most current information about operations.  Need more information?  Ask a librarian.

Summer Term hours

  • June 21, 2021 - July 30, 2021  Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • The main floor of the Valley Library building will be open, no reservation required
    • Java II space open
  • August 2, 2021 – August 27, 2021 Valley Library building will be CLOSED to reset for fall term
    • Java II space open
    • Carry out services, printing, and remote support available during this time: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • August 30, 2021 – end of summer term. The Valley Library will be open without reservations, hours TBA

Special Collections & Archives Research Center Staff of the library’s Special Collections and Archives Research Center are available to consult via virtual reference by appointment only on Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more details, please visit the SCARC website (http://scarc.library.oregonstate.edu/).

The Guin Library building at the Hatfield Marine Science Center remains closed to the public until fall term 2021

  • Doorbell Pickup hours (ring the doorbell on our side-front door and pick up your holds): Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Virtual library hours are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. For more information, contact hmsc.library@oregonstate.edu.

The OSU-Cascades Library space is open for OSU Cascades community only (keycard access). For current hours visit https://cascades.library.oregonstate.edu. For more information, contact library@osucascades.edu.

OSULP has prepared a guide with more details about specific services, access to collections, and, most importantly, contact information, at https://guides.library.oregonstate.edu/coronavirus.  

Library Partner Services

The Undergrad Research & Writing Studio is open online only. Studio and Graduate Writing Consultants are available for Zoom or telephone appointments through the Online Writing Suite.

The Grad Student Commons is closed. Academic support services are being delivered online. Check the Grad Student Commons website for contact information and details. 

The Student Multimedia Studio will be by appointment only. Check their website for details. 

Our Little Village at the Library is closed. Check the Family Resource Center website for updates. 

The Mole Hole at the Library is closed.

Java II is closed. Check the Java II website for updates. 

Special Collections & Archives For questions or research inquiries, email scarc@osulibrary.oregonstate.edu

Branch Hours

Cascades Campus Library

The OSU-Cascades Library hours are dependent on the operation level at the Cascades campus in Bend. For information about the OSU-Cascades Library, check their website, www.osucascades.edu/library or contact library@osucascades.edu


Guin Library


The McDowell Veterinary Library

cvmlibrary@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-6782

At the Valley Library, we engage in regular assessment of hours and spaces.  To make decisions about open hours, we consider:

Campus and state guidelines for health and safety;

Staffing levels needed to deliver services and ensure that spaces are kept usable and comfortable;

How many people are using library spaces and services, and when;

What other study spaces and services are available on campus, and when they are open.