Items can be requested from branch libraries and our storage unit

Requesting OSU Libraries' Items

OSU Library, Summit and ILL requests may be picked up at Circulation.

Requests, Recalls & Traces

Requests may be placed on general collection Valley Library items that are available through the library catalog. The item will be retrieved from the stacks and placed on hold at Circulation for you. You will receive an email when the item is ready for pick up or if it cannot be found.

Recalls may be placed on general collection OSU Library items that are currently checked out through the library catalog. The patron with the items checked out will have a minimum of 3 weeks (unless recalled by course reserves which is one week) to return them and will receive an email stating the new due date. The patron placing the recall will receive an email when the item is ready for pick up at Circulation.

Traces may be placed at Circulation on Valley Library items which are available but cannot be found. Be sure to check the stacks where the item should be shelved as well as the reshelving area for that floor before requesting a trace be placed. You will receive an email if the item is found. After placing a trace on an item you may place a request though the Summit Catalog (see below).

Items at Guin/HMSC and Cascades

Request items from branch locations using the library catalog or by calling Circulation at 541-737-7254. Branch requests should arrive within 3 working days.

Valley Storage Items

Most volumes in storage may be requested using the library catalog. If a volume is not listed online, call Circulation at 541-737-7254.

Storage items are retrieved between 4-5pm daily. You will be notified via email when the item is ready for pickup at Circulation.

Requesting From Other Libraries

The Summit Catalog indexes 37 academic libraries in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Books requested from Summit will be delivered to OSU in approximately 5 working days.

Use the Interlibrary Loan service to request books not available at OSU or in Summit.