What library services are available winter term 2021?

January 4, 2021 - March 19, 2021 Winter Term

The university is currently planning for the main floor of the Valley Library building to be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday; hours of operation may be extended after the first three to four weeks of the term. 


We plan to offer study space on the main floor of the Valley Library by reservation only in winter 2020. Use Reserve a Seat to request a study space or computer workstation in advance, or library staff will help you make a reservation when you arrive. Library personnel will assess the usage of space to determine if additional floors (levels 3-6) can prudently be reopened, depending on health guidance.  


  • Digital services including Ask a Librarian, research consultations, instruction support and more will continue throughout winter term.
  • Interlibrary loan services will remain available, and we plan to continue Scan and Deliver services and to mail physical items to users. Summit services may resume at a later date.
  • We plan to process purchase requests for course materials and other resources. 
  • Staff of the library’s Special Collections and Archives Research Center are available to consult via virtual reference by appointment only on Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. We anticipate that staff will be available for in-person reference by appointment only for winter term. For more details, please visit the SCARC website.


The Guin Library building is currently closed to the public. Starting January 4, holds may be picked up during the library’s doorbell pickup hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Guin Library’s virtual hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. For more information about the Guin Library, contact [email protected].

The OSU-Cascades Library in Bend is dependent on the operation levels at their respective sites. For information about the OSU-Cascades Library, contact [email protected].

Last Modified: 
December 18, 2020