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AEC 406: Projects (Ecampus)

Finding Books using 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 the At OSU LIbraries scope to search for the title of a book. Use " " marks around the title for a more precise search.
  • Click the Availability and Request Options tab
  • Click on the Request link
  • Fill in the form using the drop down choices. In many cases there will only be one option.
  • For Pickup Location, choose Personal Delivery - Home Address
  • Click Request
  • The book will be mailed to you. You are responsible for mailing it back to the library by the due date.
  • Shipping time: About 5-7 days.

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

  1. Go to 1Search from the OSU Libraries home page
  2. Choose the At OSU Libraries scope
  3. Search for your topic or book title
  4. Use the facets on the left-hand side of the page to choose Book/eBook. You may need to go to "more options" under content type.
  5. Ebooks are marked with an icon (eBook).
  6. To show only ebooks, click Items with full text online (under Refine your search)
  7. Click on the View Online tab to access the ebook.
  8. 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.

Getting Books from Other Pacific Northwest Libraries (Summit)

You can search for books in the Summit system, which consists of 37 academic libraries in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. As an Ecampus student, you can have them shipped to you.

  • Search for the title of the book you want in 1Search. Use the OSU Libraries + Summit scope.
  • Refine your results using the menu on the right so the Resource Type is Print Books.
  • Click on the title of the book. If the item is available through Summit, there will be a Place Summit Request link under Get It.
    Book record. Boxed text: Place Summit Request
  • 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 or Washington, you can use your OSU ID to use another Summit Library. Bring your OSU ID and a photo ID.


Is this book available near me?

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 Type in the title of the book or keywords to describe your topic:

Search for a book in

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.

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.