The OSU Libraries enhance and support the university’s instructional and research programs with traditional and innovative services and collections.

Major Service Centers

The OSU Libraries are dedicated to serving the students, faculty, and staff at Oregon State University.

  • The Valley Library, in the center of campus, offers an environment conducive to individual study and collaborative work.
  • The Marilyn Potts Guin Library in Newport houses the research and teaching collection of OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center.
  • The OSU Cascades Library provides library services to OSU students, faculty, and staff in Bend, Oregon.
  • The Special Collections & Archives Research Center, housed within The Valley Library, maintains extensive records, manuscripts and photographs pertaining to the history of OSU as well as a number of archival and book collections, most of which focus on the history of twentieth-century science and technology.
  • OSU Press publishes scholarly and general interest books in forestry, natural resources management and natural history.

A full listing of units can be found on our Departments page


Statistics about our serials, monographs, digital versus print, and usage can be found on the Collections Department page.


Each of the following collaborations adds to the amount and value of resources the OSU Libraries can make available to our users as well as raising the profile of the libraries state-wide and nationally.

Library Administration

Organizational administration and strategic plan


Information about library assessment practices of student learning, collections, faculty productivity, and user services.

OSU Libraries By the Numbers.


Library Faculty Publications