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OSU Libraries and Services during COVID-19

Greetings Beavers! We know the changes on campus have been stressful, and we’re grateful for your patience and understanding as we plan to reopen the Valley Library building. Our primary goals are keeping students, staff and faculty as safe as possible, while continuing to provide access to the resources and study spaces that the OSU community needs to excel.

Expand the menu items on the left of this guide to learn how we have adapted library services and spaces for 2020-2021. If you have questions, connect with us through our Ask a Librarian service. We look forward to hearing from you.

Building Hours - August 2021

  • The Valley Library building is closed through August 29 to reset for fall term. Java II space (no services) will be available, as will the tents on the library plaza.  Carry out services, printing, and remote support available during this time: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    • August 30, 2021 – September 17, 2021: The Valley Library will be open without reservations Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • The Guin Library building at the Hatfield Marine Science Center is closed through August 29th. 
    • Doorbell Pickup is available Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (or by appointment, as needed). For more information, contact hmsc.library@oregonstate.edu.
  • The OSU-Cascades Library space is currently open for the OSU Cascades community only (keycard access required). For current hours visit https://osucascades.edu/library. For more information, contact library@osucascades.edu.


Building hours - Fall Term

  • For current information about hours and closures, visit the Libraries' hours page.
  • The Valley Library building will be open
    • Sept 20 - 24, 2021: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    • September 25, 2021: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Starting September 26, 2021 and through fall
    • Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - midnight
    • Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - midnight
    • Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m
    • Saturday: 10:00 a.m - 8:00 p.m.
  • The Guin Library building at the Hatfield Marine Science Center reopens to the public on August 30, 2021
  • The OSU-Cascades Library space is currently open for the OSU Cascades community only (keycard access required). For current hours visit https://osucascades.edu/library. For more information, contact library@osucascades.edu.


Reference and Consultations

  • Ask a Librarian 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Thursday, and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Friday.
  • The Special Collections & Archives Research Center staff are available to consult via virtual reference by appointment only on
    Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more details, please visit the SCARC website (http://scarc.library.oregonstate.edu/).
  • Guin Library virtual hours are Mon - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. For more information, contact hmsc.library@oregonstate.edu.