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About The Valley Library

Valley library exterior in the Autumn

The Valley Library, situated in the heart of the OSU main campus, offers a variety of individual and collaborative study spaces carefully designed to meet our students needs. We are open 24/5 during fall, winter, and spring terms, with reduced hours during summer term.

Studying

The Learning Commons includes large tables with comfy chairs, whiteboards and collaborative workstations equipped with monitors. Patrons can use one of 100+ computers to search research databases and journals, access email and the Web, and use productivity software. The Learning Commons is also home to the Computer Help Desk, where you can get “quick help” computer support for OSU faculty & students.  The Student Multimedia Services desk provides multimedia support, equipment loans, poster and thesis printing.

Also located in the Learning Commons is the Collaborative Learning Center, an excellent learning resource that hosts tutors from the departments of Chemistry, Math, Physics, the CAMP program, and the Writing Desk.

Study spaces can be found on all six floors, and group study rooms and research rooms are available for reservation.

Scanners, printers, and copiers are available throughout the building.

Borrowing

In addition to books and course reserves, the circulation desk loans laptops, eReaders, lockers, headphones, monitor adaptors, calculators, whiteboard markers, and much more. We provide two self-checkout machines for speedy service.

Northwest Art Collection

A notable collection of contemporary Northwest artwork is on display throughout the library.

Coffee Shop

Food and beverages can be found in the Java II coffee shop on the 1st floor. Check the Java II Webcam to see how long the line is!

Organization & Administration

The Valley Library is the main branch location of OSU Libraries. It houses many of the Libraries' departments, as well as Ecampus.