Research rooms are available for a 90 day loan period to all faculty and to doctoral students who are within 6 months of taking their qualifying exam or if they have completed it.
Faculty can call, email, or request a room at the Circulation Desk, with no letter or authorization needed.
Doctoral students must present a letter on OSU letterhead (example) from their department advisor confirming their scheduled exam or completion to qualify for a research room. The letter will be accepted at Circulation.
Once a qualified student or faculty member has received notification that a research room is available, the keycard may be picked up at Circulation. Each 90 day research room is equipped with a table, chair, shelves and a cork board. Wireless access is available in all rooms.
Rooms are in high demand, so renewal is based on availability.
The security of your belongings is not guaranteed, even in a locked room. The library is not responsible for personal belongings left in a research room.
For safety, electrical appliances are not allowed in the room.
Please check out all library materials that will be kept in the room.
Keep doors clear of any covering. Please don’t put anything on the wall that creates a hole or leaves residue. Damage charges will apply if necessary.
To ensure compliance with these policies, rooms will be inspected once a term. If violations are severe, you may be asked to give up the room.