On December 1st, OSU Libraries will implement a new library system that will change the way you use the library. The new system offers a one-stop, convenient way to discover and request what you need!
What will change?
The Search Box: You’ll see changes in how the search box works; it can now broaden your search beyond OSU’s collections to include materials from 37 Pacific Northwest libraries. Or you can limit your search to locate OSU items or journal articles only. The new search box can access 9 million titles in a variety of formats, including books, journals, and journal articles and more.
Circulation and course reserves: You’ll see changes in how circulation and course reserves work. A tab to link you to Course Reserves will be found on the same page as the new search box.
What will not change?
The same databases will remain available to you. Summit and OSU's Interlibrary Loan Service will remain the same.
What to know for Fall Term: During the transition you may experience some disruption in services. We encourage you to gather your research materials prior to the Thanksgiving break (Nov. 27-30) when there will be a system freeze. You will still be able to check out materials during the freeze, but we do not yet know the level of disruption we might experience. If you are teaching and your Fall Term classes feature a research assignment near the end of the term, encourage students to do their research and collect materials well before Thanksgiving.
The migration to a new library system on December 1 may prove to be a bit bumpy, so we appreciate your patience and support during this major transition. More information about the change is on our help pages.
And as always, you can ask us for help by phone, on chat or in person.