Transformation of the Valley Library 5th floor to create Special Collections and Archives Research Center (SCARC) -- The vision for SCARC’s extends the Libraries’ place as the intellectual center of the campus. The existing reading room already serves as a beautiful yet emblematic portal to the Libraries’ unique and rare holdings. To enhance the opportunities that scholars, especially students, have to engage with the Libraries’ special collections and archival holdings demands equally compelling spaces for teaching and learning, exhibits, public programs and lectures, offices, as well as increased secure stack space to house collections.
Best Place to Study fund to augment the Valley Library learning and teaching spaces --The Valley Library is probably the most heavily used facility on the OSU campus. The introduction of 24-hour access 5 days a week expanded student access to our resources and facilities, including flexible learning space like that created in the Valley Library Learning Commons through donor support. Students have bestowed the Best Place to Study award upon OSU Libraries two years in a row since 2010-11. Donor support can help us to continue being the Best Place to Study by providing stimulating spaces where students can study alone or study together in groups.
Please learn more about how you can be a part of transforming our space by contacting Mike Moran, Director of Development, Scholarships and Universities Initiatives at (503) 553-3404; Faye A. Chadwell, the Donald and Delpha Campbell University Librarian and OSU Press Director at (541) 737-7300; or Don Frier, Assistant to the University Librarian at (541) 737-4633.