Oregon Resident, OSU Alumni & Computer Use Accounts
The Oregon State University Libraries offers free access to many on-site resources to Oregon residents and OSU Alumni at the Valley Library in Corvallis, at the Guin Library at Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, and at the OSU Cascades Library at Central Oregon Community College in Bend.
With an OSU Convenience Card and photo identification, borrowers may have:
- Up to 25 items for 30 days from the general collection.
- Up to 10 holds on items that are checked out.
- Use of items from the Course Reserves collection.
- Use of items located in Storage at the Corvallis campus, Guin Library in Newport and OSU Cascades Library in Bend.
- Access to on-site resources, including self-service copying, library catalogs, Learning Commons computers, and Information Desk service.
Register at the Circulation desk in one of the libraries by presenting a completed application, which is available at the desk or printable. Patron records are valid for one year and may be renewed in person with proof of residency.
An OSU Convenience Card must be purchased for $1 and is required along with photo identification when checking out materials.
If unpaid fines exceed $100 or when 25 items have been reached patrons will need to reduce their fines under $100 or reduce their checked out materials to less than 25 to check out more materials.
Patrons may view and renew their items online through the My Library Account. Use your last name and the “000xxxxxx” number on the back of your OSU Convenience Card to access your record.
Oregon residents, 16 years of age or older, need to bring proof of a current Oregon mailing address, such as an Oregon drivers license or a piece of canceled mail; name and phone number of a friend, relative or family member who can get a message to you if you cannot be reached; proof of age; and photo identification.
Minors (under the age of 16) may obtain a library card with the above information along with the name and signature of a parent or legal guardian.
OSU Alumni Association
OSU Alumni Association members need not be Oregon residents, but do need to show a current Alumni Association card in lieu of proof of Oregon residency. Also needed is a name and phone number of a friend, relative or family member who can get a message to you if you cannot be reached, and a photo identification.
Computer Use Card
Anyone may obtain a computer use card which allows access to the Valley Patron Computers in the Learning Commons but does not allow checkout of library materials. Only your name and $1.00 for the convenience card are required. Minors (under the age of 16) are required to complete a library card application with a parent/guardian signature. The convenience card may also be used for printing and copying.
Oregon Library Passport Program
The Oregon Library Passport Program allows cardholders of participating Oregon libraries to borrow materials and use digital resources at other participating libraries. It is a joint effort by the Oregon State Library and Oregon State University Libraries. For a list of participating libraries and more information go to Oregon Library Passport Program.