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SED Mathematics/Science Education Guide to Library Support Services

Supports the SED curriculum

Finding Books: An Overview

1Search
1Search lists all the books held in the OSU Libraries. Use the At OSU Libraries scope to search just the OSU Library Catalog. Use the OSU Libraries + Summit scope to also search Summit. Summit lists books at other regional libraries that can be retrieved for you and delivered within 3-5 business days, free of charge. If the OSU Libraries do not own an item, use Summit.

WorldCat
WorldCat lists books that are available at other libraries in the United States, and sometimes in other countries. If you find a book you want, and it is not listed in the OSU Libraries catalog or the Summit catalog, you can request the book by clicking on the Request from Interlibrary Loan button in the Summit/WorldCat catalog. This service usually takes 2-3 weeks.

Other Options: Google Book Search searches within indexes and texts of books. How much of the book you see depends on the copyright status, and on how much of their copyrighted work that authors and publishers who participate in the program will allow. For many items, you can click on "Find this book in a library" to see if OSU owns a copy. This is not a complete catalog, so please check OSU and Summit catalogs, too.

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
  • It will take about 5-7 days for the book to arrive. Please use the enclosed shipping label to return the book to the OSU Libraries by the given due date.

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, 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.

PLEASE RETAIN YOUR FEDEX TRACKING NUMBER 

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.