OSU Students, Faculty, and Staff can find out about physical items available from the OSU-Cascades Library, as well as the Valley Library and the Guin Library, either online or in person.

To determine if an item is available at the OSU-Cascades Library, search 1Search, the library catalog. There, you can see if the item you are looking for is available to be picked up from the OSU-Cascades Library.

Use your 1Search account to request items from the Valley and Guin Libraries and pick them up at the OSU-Cascades Library Front Desk. Requests for items at the Valley or Guin Libraries take around 1-4 business days to be available for pick-up at the OSU-Cascades Library front desk.

Look for the "Request OSU's Copy" link in 1Search to submit your request. Visit 1Search now


If you are looking for an item not available at any of the OSU Libraries, you can request Summit items through 1Search or you can place an InterLibrary Loan request.

Summit allows you to request items available at partner institutions. Requests take around a week to be fulfilled and will be available for pick-up at the OSU-Cascades Library Front Desk.

InterLibrary Loan allows you to request items that are not available at OSU or through Summit. OSU Library Staff will search other libraries for what you need and requests take around 2 weeks to be fulfilled. Once available, they can be picked up at the OSU-Casacades Library Front Desk.

Article and book chapter requests through InterLibrary Loan may be delivered within a couple of hours of placing the request. They will be sent to you electronically and can be accessed through your InterLibrary Loan account.

You can log into 1Search here and you can find Interlibrary Loan here.


  • OSU General Collection items loan out to OSU undergraduates and their affiliates, OSU retired, OSU alumni, Oregon Card holders for 30 days. OSU faculty, graduate students, and staff receive a loan period of 180 days.
  • OSU Media Collections, including DVDs and CDs, loan out for 1 week to all patrons. 
  • Summit items loan out to all patrons for 12 weeks and are renewable one time for 6 additional weeks. Summit Videos and Special Materials loan out for 6 days and are also renewable one time.
  • The Loan Period and Renewal Availability for InterLibrary Loan items is determined by the library that lends the item to us.


OSU items that are eligible for renewal will be automatically renewed by the system 4 days prior to the due date. If your item is no longer eligible for renewal, you will receive a courtesy notice by email four days before the due date. To view your due dates, log in to your library account or contact the OSU-Cascades Library (Tykeson 202) in person or by phone at 541-322-2079.

Renewals are not allowed on recalled or billed items, items loaned on an exception basis, if you have excessive library charges, or your library record has expired. Renewal will be allowed by phone or in person when you have reached the maximum renewal limit if there are no holds on the items.

Course reserves and loanable equipment renew based on availability. If there is another copy or item available, the item can be renewed in the Library (Tykeson 202) or by phone 541-322-2079.

Requests for Interlibrary Loan renewals may be made online or by phone at 541-737-4488 and are subject to approval by the lending library. Please request renewals 3-5 days before the due date. You will be contacted if the library that owns the material does not allow the renewal.

Renew Online

OSU items may be renewed online by accessing your library account. Log in to your library account, and select "My Account." Then under "Loans" choose either the item(s) you wish to renew and click "Renew Selected" or click "Renew All" to renew all of your loans.

Renew In Person

Renew your item in person at the OSU-Cascades Library in Tykeson 202, or by phone at 541-322-2079.


Please be aware that all OSU General Collection Items are subject to being recalled if another library user requests them. If an item you have checked out is recalled, you will be notified via email.


Book Return

During library hours, books may be returned in person at Tykeson 202 to the present library staff, or into the book drop in front of the main desk. This book drop will be present outside the library door when the library is closed, allowing book returns at all hours.

Equipment Return

Return equipment to a Library staff member. Please do not return in the book drop or leave these on the desk as their replacement costs are much higher.

Return by Mail or Delivery Service

Please factor delivery time into your due date if using this method.

OSU-Cascades Library
202 Tykeson Hall
1500 SW Chandler Ave.
Bend, OR 97702

Tracking information and insurance is suggested for returns via mail or delivery service.

Questions? Need help? Contact the OSU-Cascades Library Staff via email at or by phone at (541) 322-2079.

COCC's Barber Library

OSU students also have access to COCC's Barber Library. Search their catalog or visit in-person.