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*OSU Libraries COVID-19 Updates

Updates about Library Services

Submit Your Course Reserves

OSU Libraries continues to offer course reserves, provide research support, and work to acquire the materials that you need for teaching and research. The links to the left of this guide will get you to all of these services, and more. 
As we respond to course reserves requests we will prioritize our work in this way:
  1. We will try and secure licensed, digital copies of books and articles first;
  2. In alignment with Fair Use, we will scan print materials; and
  3. We will find and share open materials where they are available.
To expedite our work, please use the Purchase Request form for all purchase requests and for all Course Reserves-related requests.
A few constraints:
  • Some titles are not available to us as Ebooks (even if there are Kindle versions available).
  • When we acquire Ebooks, we try and secure licenses that will allow multiple users to simultaneously use the book.
  • Staffing shortages may affect how quickly we can get a new book to appear in the catalog.
  • Requests will be processed in the order received.
  • If we cannot get an Ebook, we will work with you to scan content from the print version to get you through the quarter.
Be aware:
To do our work, we rely heavily on a global network of information providers, including publishers and partner libraries.  It is inevitable that this developing global crisis will affect this network. We will do our very best to get you the information you need.  We are working at capacity to meet these needs; but we know there will be delays we cannot control.  When that happens, we may reach out to you to talk about alternatives.
Thank you for all you are doing,
OSU Libraries and Press

OER & OSU Bookstore

If you would like assistance in finding open educational resources to replace current course learning materials, please contact, Stefanie Buck for assistance.

Check OSU Bookstore to confirm their services, they are delivering e-books and digital materials online and their physical books can either be shipped or held for pick-up at the Corvallis campus store's external service counter.