Community users are welcome to borrow circulating materials from the Oregon Tech Library. Borrowing privileges, for Oregon Tech-owned materials only, are provided for one year at a time. These privileges allow the holder to borrow up to 10 items at a time. Individual Library accounts may not be shared between family members.

Complimentary borrowing privileges are offered to: members of the Shaw Historical Library Board of Governors, Shaw Journal Editorial Board, Oregon Tech Alumni Association members, Oregon Tech Foundation members, and community borrowers registered before 1994.

Printing and Copying

Community Borrowers may print for free up to a total of $1.00. Large or frequent printing can be arranged by library personnel.

From a Library workstation, login as LibGuest and print to the LibGuest Follow Me printer. Visit the Help desk at the front of the Library to pick up your copies.

Interlibrary loan

Occasionally, you will find that we do not own the book or magazine that you need. When this occurs, record the full bibliographic citation (author, title, date of publication, journal issue number, and pagination) and request this material through your local public library.  

Visiting scholars with an established relationship to the Oregon Tech Library, including Shaw Library Board members and journal editorial board, with a demonstrated research need may be able to request materials through the Oregon Tech Library.  Contact the library Help Desk at 541-885-1772 for more information.

Application for borrowing privileges

In order to check out Oregon Tech Library materials, you will need to complete an application for 'community-borrowing privileges'. You must be an Oregon resident. You will need to show your driver's license or other photo identification along with proof of your mailing address. You will also need to know your Social Security number, which serves as your Oregon Tech identification number. If you choose not to submit a social security number, a substitute number can be provided to you through the Oregon Tech Registrars Office. Your account at Oregon Tech will expire after one year.


During Fall, Winter, and Spring terms, the library is open 7 days a week. During Summer terms and between terms, we are open fewer hours. Please check our list of hours.

Loan Periods

In general, books go out for 4 weeks and periodicals go out for 3 days, both with renewals. See the following site for all the loan periods: Access Services Page


Visit the library Circulation page for more information about late and lost material fines

Database and Computer Use

Oregon Tech offers a variety of different databases through the library computers and free access to Federal and Oregon State documents through Oregon Tech's online catalog. The databases can only be accessed at the Library unless you are a registered Oregon Tech student or staff member. Because of the variety of databases, ask at the Help Desk if you need help in locating material.

Although you cannot use Oregon Tech Library's electronic databases off campus, Oregon Tech's catalog (which includes Summit -- the catalog of the Orbis Cascade Alliance consortium) is accessible from the library's home page.

Library Services available to Dual Credit and HST Program Students

In addition to the services available to area high school students, those students who are taking classes through Oregon Tech are offered some additional services. Students who are in the Dual Credit or the High School Transition Program are eligible to apply for off-campus access to library databases and can request Interlibrary Loan services from the Oregon Tech library.

For more information, please contact the Library Help Desk at 541.885.1772 or via email.