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Faculty Access to Resources During Library Closure

  • Course Reserves: Course Reserves are suspended for as long as the library is closed. The Libraries will be offering scanning services for instructors in lieu of Course Reserves. This service is expected to be available by Friday, March 27.
  • Summit Borrowing is temporarily suspended.  
  • ILL Borrowing will continue, but borrowing right now is limited due to many university closures around the country and world. Material can be delivered to a faculty’s office or home address. 
  • Document Delivery Services: The Libraries continue to page print material from our collection and fulfill article/book chapter scanning requests, as well as requests for office and home delivery. 

Requesting Scanning Services to Support Remote Teaching

Because UO Libraries is temporarily closed, we are unable to provide access to a traditional print/media Course Reserves collection. In lieu of this service, instructors may submit requests to have resources scanned that are required for remote teaching. Please follow the request link below to learn more about this service and submit a request. Please note, we are only able to scan print material (UO- and instructor-owned) at this time. UO Libraries and campus are investigating solutions for scanning media that is required for remote teaching and cannot be acquired any other way.

Scanning Request

Requesting UO Material

Due to the temporary closure of UO Libraries, we are currently (3/27/2020) investigating options for pickup or home/office delivery of requested materials for all faculty and students. If you would like us to mail material to you in the meantime, please respond to the individual pickup notifications and library staff will work with you on a solution. Otherwise, requested material will remain on the holdshelf for the time being.

Books and AV Material

UO faculty, students, and staff can request to have available material paged and sent to their preferred branch library pickup location, office (faculty only), or home address provided in Banner (UO Online & Distance Education faculty/students only). AV material may be booked for classroom use. Unavailable material may also be requested, but is subject to a recall period. Please note that not all library material is requestable.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Library users can also request journal articles and book chapters to be scanned for them. This service is free to UO faculty, students, and staff. There is a $15 charge per request for Oregon Card holders, members of the Alumni Association, and UO Associates.

Requesting from Another Library


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency, the Orbis Cascade Alliance member libraries have suspended the Summit program until further notice. 

UO faculty, students, and staff can request books and AV material from other libraries in the Orbis Cascade Alliance. This service is not available to the public.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency, many libraries around the county are closed to employees and not fulfilling ILL requests. Obtaining material from other libraries is taking much longer than usual and will be quarantined upon arrival. Please use ILL judiciously. 

Library borrowers can request books, AV material, journal articles, and book chapters from libraries worldwide. This service is free for UO faculty, students, and staff. There is a $15 charge per fulfilled request for Oregon Card holders, members of the Alumni Association, UO Associates, and participants of Special Programs, e.g. RARE AmeriCorps, Bach Festival, etc.

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