Policies on this page pertain to UO undergraduates, Community Education students, and students and staff from institutions with which we have reciprocal circulation agreements. (Students at Bushnell University see this page.)

Please note:

  • Due to COVID 19, access to UO Libraries is limited to current UO students, faculty, and staff until August 2, 2021. Library users are currently required to swipe their UO ID for entry.
  • Until August 2, borrowing from UO Libraries is limited to current UO students, faculty, and staff. Members of the general community (Oregon Card users), and students, faculty, and staff from local and partner institutions (e.g., Bushnell University, member libraries in the Orbis Cascade Alliance) will need to use their public or institutional libraries until that time.
  • Borrower Responsibilities:

    • You are responsible for knowing the due date of library material that is checked out to you, and for returning material on time

    • All items are subject to recall by other library users at any time, including breaks between terms; if a recall shortens your loan period you will receive an email notification

    • Borrowing-related notifications are sent to your institutional email address (

  • Loan Periods:

    • Books: 6 weeks

    • AV material: 6 days

    • Bound journals: 6 days

    • Summit material: 6 days to 6 weeks (determined by the lending library)

    • Interlibrary Loan material: Due date determined by the lending library

    • Course Reserves and equipment loans: 2 hours to 7 days

    • Renewals: Eligible material will renew automatically unless requested by another user

    • When maximum loan period has been reached, users will receive a courtesy email notification

  • Fees and Overdue Fines:  

    • Books and Summit or ILL material: $.50/day

    • AV material: $2/day

    • Recalled material: $5/day

    • Equipment and other short loans: varies

    • Course Reserves material: $3/hour

    • Damaged or lost items: Repair or replacement charge plus accrued fines plus $20 non-refundable service charge

    • Library fines and fees are applied to your UO Billing account in DuckWeb every Sunday

    • Library charges may be appealed using this form. Submissions will be reviewed by library staff and you can expect a response within one week.