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How can I print?

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All of the libraries on the Eugene campus have printers for UO students, faculty, and staff to use. Follow the steps on this webpage to print from a library computer or your own laptop. You will need to have your UO ID card charged up with Duck Bucks to pay for your print job. Community members can purchase a print card and add Duck Bucks at the kiosk near the Checkout/Reserves Desk in Knight Library

 

 


As a community member, what UO Library resources are available to me?

Members of the community who are not current UO students, faculty, or staff may participate in the Oregon Card program, which allows borrowers to check out up to 10 items, place holds on items, and make interlibrary loan requests for a fee.

Community members may use public Internet computers to access online resources.

Special Collections & University Archives is open to the general public for research. Check the library's website for up-to-date hours.


How do I access online articles?

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You can find online articles through LibrarySearch and through the UO Libraries’ many databases

Off-campus access to online articles is available to current UO faculty, students, and staff only. 


How do I renew books?

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Renew your books by logging in to your LibrarySearch Account and select the items you want to renew. Most items in the general collection will auto-renew as long as no one else has requested the item. If your item does not auto-renew, you may contact the Checkout/Reserves desk at 541-346-3065 or ecirc@uoregon.edu


How do I access my UO Library account?

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You can access your UO Library account through the library’s website. Look for the link near the top of the screen that says Library Accounts. You can log in using your DuckID (for UO affiliates) or your guest ID (for Oregon Card holders and other registered guest users). More information about all the types of library accounts is available here.

 


How do I find ebooks?

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  1. Start on the UO Libraries homepage.
  2. Enter the title of the book you want or keywords into the LibrarySearch box in the middle of the screen. 
  3. On the next screen, there are a number of ways to limit the results. Under "Resource Type" select the box for "eBooks."

For more help, see our How to Access eBooks tutorial


If I am unable to come into Special Collections and University Archives at the UO, but still would like to access collections, what are my options?

See the Reproductions & Permissions page for information on ordering digital copies of materials. Please contact our department at spcarref@uoregon.edu for further information about freelance researchers and/or digitization.


Can the public use the computers?

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Yes! We have several public "Internet-only kiosks" available in Knight Library.


What can I do if the library doesn’t have the article I need?

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If the library does not have the article you need, you may request it through interlibrary loan (ILL).


How do I check the status of my Summit request?

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Visit the UO Libraries page and select the “Library Accounts” tab on the pale green toolbar at the top of the page.  Click on “LibrarySearch Account” and log in with your DuckID. Once logged in, you will see three columns, and the middle column provides information on your requests and their statuses.


I have put a book on hold. Where do I pick up my book when it is ready?

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When you place an item on hold you must choose a pickup location:

  • Design Library
  • John E. Jaqua Law Library
  • Knight Library 
  • Price Science Commons & Research Library
  • Portland Library and Learning Commons 
  • Rippey Library, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (Charleston)

When you receive a notice that the item is ready to be picked up, go to the checkout desk at your selected pickup location to get it.

 

 


Is there a librarian in my field who can help me with research?

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Yes, there are subject librarians that focus on specific academic disciplines. There is a list of subject specialist librarians and their contact information so you can schedule an appointment if you'd like. You may also access subject-specific research guides that will direct you to the UO librarian responsible for that academic discipline as well as relevant resources. 


I placed an item on hold. How long will it take before I can pick it up?

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Requests for books and other physical items located in the UO Libraries generally take 1-3 days to fulfill. Books and other physical items requested from Summit libraries generally arrive within 3-5 days. Books and other physical items requested through interlibrary loan generally arrive within 10 days. Library patrons will be notified by email when the item is ready for pickup.

How do Library of Congress Classification call numbers work?

The guide to How to Read an LC Call Number provides information about how to read Library of Congress Classification (LC call numbers) and to use the call numbers to find materials on the shelves.


What can I borrow as a community member?

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Community members who are not current UO students, faculty, or staff may participate in the Oregon Card program. Oregon Card holders may check out up to 10 items at a time, with some limitations.


Is there an ebook version of the APA manual?

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Unfortunately there is no ebook version of the APA manual available through the UO Libraries. Individuals can buy ebook copies through Redshelf or Vitalsource.

Can I request materials owned outside of UO Libraries?

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Yes. You can request materials owned by other libraries by using interlibrary loan.


What are the hours of tutoring in Knight Library?

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The Tutoring and Academic Engagement Center (formerly known as the Sky Studio) is located on the fourth floor of Knight Library. Current services and hours are available on the Tutoring and Academic Engagement Center services page.  


I just graduated from UO. Can I still access my library account?

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For newly graduated seniors, their account is still active for six months. Borrowing (ILL and Summit) and off-campus database access are the same as if they were a student for the six months following graduation.  For example, if you graduated in June, you have an active student account until December.


How long does it take to get a book from Summit?

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Summit requests take about 3-5 days to arrive. You will get an email when the item is available for checkout.


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