• Circulation - Borrowing All WOU students, faculty, and staff may check out circulating materials from Hamersly Library. Your WOU ID card serves as your library card and is required in order to check out materials. WOU alumni, emeritus WOU faculty and staff, adult residents of Polk, Marion, Benton, and Linn counties may register as special borrowers to […]
  • Collection Development
  • Computer Workstation Use Policy - Computer Workstation Use Policy Hamersly Library provides access to the reference area workstations for educational purposes including reference, research and class assignments. The Library adheres to Western’s policy for Acceptable Use of Computing Resources. Primary Users Students, faculty and staff of Western Oregon University are considered primary users and will be given priority in the […]
  • Copyright - Copyright Policy It is the intent of Library and Media Services at Western Oregon University to adhere to the provisions of the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, United States Code Sec. 101 et seq.). Although there continues to be new controversy regarding interpretation of copyright law, this policy represents a sincere effort to operate legally. […]
  • Donations - Donating to Hamersly Library Hamersly Library welcomes monetary gifts and donations of archival materials to support and enhance library collections, services, and activities that might otherwise not be available to students and faculty. Gifts are generally used to supplement existing collections in support of WOU’s curriculum and research or to provide the library with a […]
  • Equipment Checkout - In general, here’s what you need to know for borrowing equipment: WOU photo ID is required for each equipment checkout.  If you have barcode-only ID, a government-issued photo ID must accompany it. You are responsible for caring for and securing the equipment while it is checked out to you. This includes knowing the due date; […]
  • Food, Drink and Tobacco - Food, drink and tobacco Leave No Trace. The library has adapted the following Leave No Trace principles of outdoor ethics to its food and drink guidelines.* The primary goal is to ensure both the comfort of library users and a long life for library collections, furnishings, and equipment. Plan accordingly: If you do carry in […]
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  • Library Access for Community Patrons and Independent Scholars - Special Borrower Policy   To become a Special Borrower, an applicant must meet one of the following criteria: Area Resident: Individuals living in Polk, Yamhill, Marion, Linn or Benton counties are eligible for a Special Borrower Card. Resident must be at least 18 years of age. Western Oregon University/Western Oregon State College/Oregon College of Education/Oregon […]
  • Library Access for Students not Currently Registered for Classes - Library access for students not currently registered for classes Students who require library privileges during a term of non-course enrollment (for example, during thesis research or to finish incompletes) need to pay the $50 Continuing Access Fee.  Lori Pagel in the library can charge this fee to your account, or request the charge (detail code […]
  • Room Use Policies - We encourage students, faculty, and staff to take full advantage of the resources of the Hamersly Library, including the group study and meeting rooms. Below is a general Room Use Policy and specific policies for rooms 106, 107, 108, and for 301A. General Policies Priorities for reservations Instructional uses of library facilities have the highest […]
  • Test Collection - Test Collection This is a restricted use collection consisting of more than 125 tests covering education, special education, physical education, sociology, psychology, and criminal justice. In addition to the tests listed here, there is a group of special education tests which are only available by arrangement with the special education faculty. Please ask for assistance […]

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