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Glossary of Library Locations/Services/Vocabulary: Library Locations & Services

Glossary of library-related places, services and vocabulary.

CLC - Collaborative Learning Center

The CLC or Collaborative Learning Center is located in the Valley Library Learning Commons. This floor map shows the location of the CLC (look in lower right corner). In the CLC you can meet with peer tutors and graduate teaching assistants for additional help with some of your courses. Chemistry, Math, Physics and the Writing Center all participate in the CLC.

Check the schedules of the various groups to make you visit during the hours they are available. 

Guin/HMSC

Guin/HMSC as a catalog location (see image below) means that the item is physically located in the Guin Library at OSU's Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) campus. The HMSC campus is located in Newport, Oregon.

Material located in the Guin Library can be delivered to Corvallis. Place a delivery request by clicking the Request button (see image below). Enter your last name, OSU ID number and select "Valley/Circ" as the delivery location. You will be notified with an ONID email when the item is available for pick up.

Guin/HMSC location code

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan service allows OSU students, faculty and staff to get articles and books that OSU Libraries either does not own or cannot access. The service is free.

You do have to register for an Interlibrary Loan / Scan & Deliver account to use this service, but the registration process is very quick. You need to be 1) a currently registered OSU student or an OSU employee, and 2) have a valid ONID account.

Learning Commons

The Valley Library Learning Commons is located on the main of the library. This floor map shows the location of the Learning Commons (look at the bottom left corner); the entrance to the Learning Commons is just past the main foyer. The Learning Commons provides services, collaborative study spaces and computers to help students achieve their academic goals.

OSU Cascades/COCC Floor 2

OSU Cascades/COCC Floor 2 as a catalog location (see image below) means that the item is physically located in the Cascades Library at OSU's Cascades campus, which is co-located with Central Oregon Community College. The OSU Cascades/COCC campus is located in Bend, Oregon.

Material located in the Cascades Library can be delivered to Corvallis. Place a delivery request by clicking the Request button (see image below). Enter your last name, OSU ID number and select "Valley/Circ" as the delivery location. You will be notified with an ONID email when the item is available for pick up.

osu-cascades-cocc catalog location code

Scan & Deliver

Scan & Deliver service allows OSU students, faculty and staff to access printed articles, book chapters and microfilm/fiche without coming to the library. Library staff will scan the requested items and deliver them to your ONID email account. The service is free.

You do have to register for an Interlibrary Loan / Scan & Deliver account to use this service, but the registration process if very quick. You need to be 1) a currently registered OSU student or an OSU employee, and 2) have a valid ONID account.

Summit

Summit is the catalog that provides access to the books and other materials of 37 academic libraries in Oregon, Washington and Idaho that make up the Alliance, a regional library consortium.

Items in the Summit catalog can be requested for delivery to OSU Libraries. Click the Request Summit button (see image below), choose Oregon State University from the drop-down list, enter your last name and OSU ID number and Submit your request. You will be notified with an ONID email when the item is available for pickup at the OSU Libraries Circulation Desk.

Most Summit items are loaned for 6 weeks, but some special materials are only loaned for 7 days (see Borrowing from the Library).

summit request button

6th Floor (Quiet Floor)

The 6th Floor of the Valley Library is a Quiet Floor. This is the only floor of the library where no talking or mobile phone use is allowed. If you are distracted by talking or phone use on the 6th Floor, please contact library staff.

Librarian

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Uta Hussong-Christian
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