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*OSU Libraries COVID-19 Updates

Updates about Library Services


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Available resources and services

Changes to Circulation Policies

  • Overdue fines were suspended as of March 12. However due to a technical glitch (we are working on it) your account may not be accurate. 
  • Renewals are extended to September 30, 2020
  • There will be no recall of materials​
  • Holds will be mailed. If you no longer need an item, please cancel the hold or email us. ​
  • Circulation policies during closure: Please hold onto all materials you have checked out. Overdue fines are suspended. Email us with questions.
  • If you are not near campus and want to mail your items back to us at:  coming soon 

The following are not available:

  • Borrowing physical items from Summit Libraries is not available as of March 20, 2020 
  • On-site browsing or borrowing
  • On-site use of Distinctive Collections
  • On-site study spaces

Updates from the University Librarian

The OSU Libraries response to COVID-19 announcement shares information about online services, resources for families, and a guide to research and news about COVID-19.  

Need to submit your materials for course reserve for spring term? Learn more!

OSU Libraries building closures are outlined in letter to the OSU community from Faye A. Chadwell, the Donald and Delpha Campbell University Librarian.

Building Access

The Valley Library (Corvallis campus), Cascades Library (Bend campus), and the Guin Library (Hatfield Marine Science Center) are not open to the public, faculty, staff, or students. Building access is controlled to comply with COVID-19 restrictions. This limited access will continue into the 2020 summer term. OSU Libraries’ and university leaders will monitor this evolving situation throughout spring term.

During spring term, OSU Libraries will offer digital services to support remote teaching and research activities. We also will offer delivery of print materials to all OSU students, staff and faculty at all campus locations and for OSU users who are off-campus. For requests that cannot be met through digital access or mail delivery, contact us to make arrangements for pickup. Contact Valley Library staff through email, text, phone or chat. Cascades Library users can contact Guin Library users can contact staff at

Please refer to this guide for the most current information about operations.