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*Ecampus Library Services

Information about library services for students taking Ecampus courses and instructors teaching Ecampus courses.

Finding Books with 1Search

1Search lists the books and other materials owned by OSU Libraries, including the Valley Library in Corvallis, the Guin Library in Newport, and the Cascades collection in Bend.
 

  • Log in to 1Search.
  • Use "quotation marks" around the title for a more precise search.
  • Click the title of the book
  • Click on the Request OSU's Copy link. This option is only available if you're logged in.
  • For Pickup Location, choose Personal Delivery - Home Address
  • Click Request
  • The book will be mailed to you. Please use the enclosed shipping label to return the book to the OSU Libraries by the given due date
  • Shipping time: About 5-7 days.

PLEASE RETAIN YOUR FEDEX TRACKING NUMBER 

Borrowing Books from OSU

Book Delivery Services

Where to Return Books

You can borrow books, videos, government documents and other materials from the OSU Libraries. We send the books to you via FedEx (we cannot ship to a P.O. or A.P.O Box).

We also provide a shipping label for you to return the item. It is your responsibility to mail them back to us in a timely fashion. Please keep in mind that you are responsible for the book once it leaves the building. You may wish to use a form of delivery that provides a receipt since you are responsible for the items until the library receives them.

Please make sure we have your correct address. If you have moved or changed your name, we need to know.

NOTE: You need to be registered for a current Ecampus course to use this service.

 

PLEASE RETAIN YOUR FEDEX TRACKING NUMBER 

OSU Valley Library
Circulation
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331

You may also return items in person to the circulation desks of the Valley Library, Guin Library, and Cascades-COCC Library.

Guin Library
Hatfield Marine Science Center
2030 SE Marine Science Drive
Newport, OR  97365
hmsc.library@oregonstate.edu  
541-867-0249

Cascades Library Services
Barber Library 
Central Oregon Community College
2600 N.W. College Way
Bend, Oregon 97701

Borrowing Books from Regional Libraries (Summit)

You can search for books in the Summit system (37 academic libraries in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho) and have them shipped.

  • Search for the title of the book you want in 1Search. Use the OSU Libraries + Summit scope.
  • Refine your results so the Resource Type is Print Books.
  • Click on the title of the book
  • Click on Place Summit Request.
  • Under Pickup/Delivery location choose Home Address
  • Click Request
  • The loan period for Summit items is 6 weeks, no renewals.

If you live in Oregon/Washington, you can use your OSU ID to use another Summit Library. Bring your OSU ID and a photo ID.

PLEASE RETAIN YOUR FEDEX TRACKING NUMBER 

Books Not at OSU or in Summit

For books that are not available in at OSU or in a Summit library, and for journal articles, you can request an Interlibrary Loan.

When you enter your account information, select the Status field which indicates you are either a Distance Education student or a Remote Faculty or Staff. Items that are not electronic will be mailed to you.

Interlibrary loans may be tentatively renewed online or by phone at (541) 737-4488. Please request renewals 3-5 days before the due date. You will be contacted if the library that owns the material does not allow the renewal.

Ebooks at OSU

Find electronic books (ebooks) at OSU Libraries in four easy steps. 

  1. Start in 1Search from the OSU Libraries home page. Search for your topic or book title.
  2. Use the facets on the right-hand side of the page to choose eBooks and Apply Filters. You may need to go to "show more" under content type.
  3. Click Online Access by the desired ebook.
  4. Click Red Online tab to access the ebook.

Most ebooks can be "borrowed" for 1 or 7 days. In some cases, you can download the ebook and read it for the given loan period. For more information, check out OSU's ebook guide.

Finding Local Books

WorldCat lists books that are available at other libraries in the United States, and sometimes in other countries. If a book you want is not listed in the OSU Libraries catalog or at a  Summit library,  you might want to check WorldCat to see if the book is available at a library near you.

Generally, it will be faster to get the book from a local library or you can at least review it while you wait for the OSU copy to arrive.

Go to WorldCat.org. Type in the title of the book or keywords to describe your topic:

Search for a book in WorldCat.org

Click on the title of the book or item you want. You can also look to see who has other editions of the book by clicking on the View all editions and formats link.

Click on thte title of the book.

To see if OSU has the item, click on FindIt@OSU. If you want to know if the book is in a library near you, scroll down and enter your zip code.

Enter your zip code to see if the book is available in a library near you

If there isn't a copy in your area, you can place an Interlibrary Loan request with the OSU Libraries and we'll borrow it for you from another library and mail it to you. You just need to mail it back to us.

Finding Course Materials

Ecampus Library Videos

You can learn more about the library and how to use our resources when it's convenient for you! The Ecampus Library Videos are available on a variety of topics about the library, getting materials, improving your search skills, etc.