The Science Library (extension 6-3075), located in the basement of Onyx Bridge Hall, houses most of the UO Libraries’ print monographs and journals related to the sciences of biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, and environmental studies. We have science-specialist reference librarians available during weekday hours, and borrowing and information staff available all hours the library is open.
The Science Library has two internet-only workstations available to the general public for searching the library catalog and performing other internet searches. There are also several workstations available only to UO students, staff, and faculty. These workstations have additional software and hardware.
Staff from the Science Library also maintain and staff the Mathematics Library.
If you are a UO borrower and wish to obtain materials from the Science Library, but wish to pick them up at another branch (or vice-versa), you may do so by placing a hold and selecting a pickup location in the Libraries’ catalog.
When searching for materials and resources through LibrarySearch, be sure to sign in. Doing so will permit you to place requests, view your current checkouts, and provide you with access to restricted-use databases.
Notices to UO faculty, staff and students are sent by email to their uoregon email accounts. Mailing addresses should be kept up to date via DuckWeb.
UO faculty may name a proxy to checkout materials in their name.
You are responsible for knowing the due date of library materials that are checked out, and for returning those materials on time.
Understand that automatic renewals occur only for materials that have not been requested by other borrowers, and only for materials eligible for renewal.
Recalls: All items are subject to recall at any time (including breaks between terms or semesters)
Books (including Knight Popular Reading Collections): 6 months; but with automatic renewals you may keep the book for up to 24 months (unless recalled by another borrower)
Videos: 6 days; but with automatic renewals you may keep the material for up to 12 days (unless recalled by another borrower)
Audio recordings: 6 days; but with automatic renewals you may keep the material for up to 24 days (unless recalled by another borrower)
Bound journals: 6 days (no renewals)
Summit books: 6 weeks (no renewals)
Summit short loan: 6 days (no renewals)
Interlibrary Loans: determined by the lending library
Reserves and equipment loans: 90 minutes to 3 days, loan period announced at checkout
Request materials be paged to a more convenient UO Library for checkout
Page materials from stacks to the Checkout Desk, requests take at least 24 hours
Have library books sent to your campus department or sent to your home if you are eligible for Distance Education Services.
Request delivery of articles and book chapters
Request material not owned by UO Libraries via Summit or Interlibrary Loan
Booking (reserving) videos
Fees and Overdue Fines:
Summit or ILL material: $.50/day
Videos: $2 /day
Equipment and other short loans: varies by collection
Course Reserves: $3/hour
Damaged or lost items: Repair or replacement charge plus $20 service charge plus accrued fines