At OSU-Cascades, you have the personal service of a small college and the resources of a large university.

In the OSU-Cascades Library at Tykeson Hall, you have:

  • a place to focus – Four different study rooms for those times when you need a quiet space to focus on your work; sign up for a 3-hour time-slot on the calendar sheet of the room’s door. Rooms can be scheduled 2 weeks in advance.
  • research and reading materials – From the latest scientific articles to e-books to popular fiction; this is also where you’ll find course reserve materials from your instructors, including certain textbooks.

  • personalized assistance – In addition to Sara Thompson, the OSU-Cascades librarian, and Sami Kerzel, our library support specialist, you can also get help via chat online with the OSU-Corvallis librarians.

With your ONID login, you also have access to an online treasure trove of OSU Libraries resources:

  • Library 1Search – Search across thousands of books, journals, newspapers, and government resources.

  • hundreds of e-books – Get a head start on that research paper even when the library isn’t open; just search our catalog for e-books and online articles.

  • partnerships – Through Summit partners and InterLibrary Loan you can request books or articles from libraries all over the world; they’ll come directly to you at the Barber Library circulation desk or your email inbox. This service is free while you work or take classes at OSU.

  • databases – Research is more than just books and articles; take a look at maps, market reports, and citation connections within our many databases.

Not sure where to start?  Email Sara to set up a time to chat or ask questions. It’s a big world of information and we’re here to help you navigate it.

OSU students also have access to COCC’s Barber Library!  Their hours are here.

Donations to the Library

We do not accept book donations at the OSU-Cascades Library. Click here for more information.