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OSU Libraries and Services during COVID-19

Interlibrary Loan/ Scan & Deliver

Interlibrary Loan (ILL, or also known as Scan and Deliver) is a service provided by the library to make accessible to you the articles, books, and other materials you need for your research, learning, and teaching.

Here's how it works: If OSU Libraries does not have e-access to the book or article, we will request an e-copy for you from another library and email it to you.

Current turn around times are averaging from 10 to 14 business days, with some requests taking 16 business days or more. Please place your request(s) early.

Set up your Interlibrary Loan account at


By majority decision, member libraries of the Orbis Cascades Alliance have decided to suspend Summit lending. 

In response, OSU Libraries recommends requesting materials using Interlibrary Loan

Carry-Out service

Valley Library Carry-Out:  

closed 12/19-1/3/21 - request home delivery 

Winter term  - Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5 a.m.

carry out services

  • You will receive an email saying your materials are available.
  • Come to the Carry-out desk in the Valley Library lobby.  Library staff will retrieve your materials and check them out to you. You do not need a reservation to visit the Carry-out desk.
    If you are on site for our reservation space service, you can also ask for materials when you check in or with a host who is there to help. You can also ask for materials from your seat using Ask a Librarian.
  • Unable to pick up in person? Email

Guin Library

  • Home Delivery:
    • Only current OSU students, staff, and faculty members are eligible to have their requests shipped to them.
    • You will place a request on an item in our catalog, it will ask for your address, and your request(s) will arrive via FedEx.
    • The address you provide must be a street address; sorry, we cannot ship to PO Boxes.
    • We cannot ship Guin games; they must be picked up at the Guin library during our Doorbell Pickup hours.
  • Doorbell Pickup: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (or by appointment, as needed):
    • Curbside pickup is available to all OSU library card holders: students, staff, faculty, and community members.
    • When placing your hold online, select "Guin Library-Newport" as your pickup location.
    • When your hold is ready, staff will contact you to arrange a pickup time during our Doorbell Pickup hours.
    • When you arrive, ring the doorbell on our side-front door (the one on our north wall) and staff will bring out your item(s).
    • Staff can also deliver your request(s) to your HMSC mailbox. The HMSC mailroom is located in the new Marine Science building and is open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • Virtual Hours: Monday - Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5p.m. Please email us at at if you have any questions.

OSU Cascades Campus:

  • The library will be open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • If you are OSU - Cascades student, staff, or faculty, you can pick up holds in the library during open hours.
  • If you are not affiliated with the OSU - Cascades campus, you can still pick items up at the Bend campus - library item pick up will be available via the OSU - Cascades mailroom Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Email library staff at to arrange pick-up.
  • Unable to pick up in person? Request that they be mailed to you using Home Delivery.

Home Delivery

We are continuing our Home Delivery service during winter 2021. OSU students, staff, and faculty who cannot come to the library to pick up materials can use this service to have materials delivered to their homes.