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Finding Books

Use 1Search from the Library's homepage to search for books in the Valley, Guin or Cascades libraries.  You can also find books held by other libraries in the Pacific NW (Summit).  For more detailed help in using 1Search, you can check out the 1Search Research Guide.

Finding EBooks

To search for an ebook, type in the title of the ebook or look for books that say Online access.

Click on the Online Access link to access the content.


If you are in the full record, click on the Full Text Available at link in the View It section. Make sure you are logged in with your ONID. Sometimes there is an option to look at the individual chapters.

For more information about how to find and use ebooks, check out the Finding Ebooks Research Guide.

Limit to Items at OSU Libraries

Choose the At OSU Libraries only scope to search all of the OSU Libraries collections. This includes Valley, Guin and OSU Cascades. This option is available after you enter your initial search terms. If you need a book from Valley, Guin or OSU Cascades, look at the request options. You can have an item delivered to your location or pick it up at one of the libraries.  Items at McDowell Veterinary Medicine Library are for use in the that library only. 


Getting a Book from Another Library

You can request a book from another library if the OSU Libraries' copy is checked out or if we don't own a copy.

If the availability of the items says Check for available services, that means we either do not own the item or it is currently checked out.

Click on Check for available services

  • If the book is available in Summit (our Washington-Oregon-Idaho) consortium, you will see a Place Summit request link in the How to get it section. Click on the link and select a pick-up location.



  • If the book is not available from an OSU or Summit library, you can request to borrow a copy from another library using Interlibrary Loan. If this is your first time placing an interlibrary loan request, you will need to register for an account. Choose New Request/Book Physical Item to fill out the form to request a book. You do not need to know where the book is located. The Interlibrary Loan staff figure that out for you! You will receive an email notification when your book arrives. 


Off-Campus Access to Library Resources

Current OSU students, faculty, and staff must enter their ONID login information and DUO authentication to access OSU Libraries' resources including ebooks. If an online resource is not working properly through the Libraries' proxy connection, OSU's VPN service can be used. Some OSU services require connecting via the VPN. For full VPN installation steps, see the VPN set up guide and select your operating system.

To learn more, read how to set up off-campus access to OSU Libraries' resources.