Yes. You will need a photo ID and then you can request a public account at the Reference Desk. The access lasts for 2 hours for one day. You can print by selecting "print" and then paying for your print job at the Circulation Desk. (Cash only.)
Typically book checkouts for undergraduate students are for 3 weeks with renewals up to a maximum of 60 total days. Summit books can be kept for 6 weeks, with no renewals. To learn more, please see our Renewals page.
Items that are eligible for renewal can be renewed online by going to your account and logging in. You can then either select "Renew All" or click on the check boxes for the appropriate item and select "Renew Selected." Some items are not renewable, see our Renewals page for more information about what can and cannot be renewed. If you have further questions, call the Circulation Desk at 541.552.6860.
We generally don't purchase textbooks. However, we do have some textbooks on loan from the bookstore for the current term. To see if we have a particular textbook, see this Text Share List or ask at either the Reference Desk or the Circulation Desk.
Generally, all current SOU students, faculty and staff have borrowing privileges at the Hannon Library. To learn more or to see a list of others with privileges, see Borrowing from the Library. Also, community members can borrow our books by becoming a Friend of the Hannon Library.
If we have it, it should be listed. Click on "view online" to see options for reading the journal online. Click on "get it" to learn more about what physical print issues we have.
If you don't see it, we don't have it. You can then make a request through Interlibrary Loan for a specific article. It will take 1-7 business days and costs $2 for SOU students for each article. You will receive it electronically when it arrives.
For books that we don't have here, SOU students, faculty, and staff can request these books though Summit. First, go to the Summit Catalog and find the book (you can access it through the Hannon Library Catalog by changing the "Search Scope"). Then click on the "Get It" tab for that book. Then click on the "Summit - Request item" link. A form will open in the tab--scroll down to the bottom of the form and click on "Request." Note that we can't request e-books through Summit. Also, journal article requests need to go through Interlibrary Loan.
The Library of Congress Classification System is the system we use to classify our books according to subject area and to give them a call number so they have a particular location in the stacks. It uses a combination of letters and numbers and is used by most academic libraries. To learn more, see this listing or check out this guide on our Library Classification (Shelving) Systems. In our library, the As for books start on the second floor on the right, past the periodicals and videos, as you leave the rotunda stairs. Call numbers that start with J or higher will be on the third floor. To see more about where certain books would be located, see our map.
We have three research guides for government publications, all of which can be found under the Research Guides dropdown list on the homepage. There's a guide for federal publications, Oregon state publications, and international publications. Many of our government publications are also available in the Hannon Library Catalog. If you need more assistance, contact our Government Information/Instruction Librarian, Dotty Ormes at 541-552-6850 or firstname.lastname@example.org.