Circulation Services

Visiting Scholars

Scholars and researchers who have been invited to perform research pertaining to the mission, values, and goals of SOU but are not enrolled as students or employed as faculty or staff. Visiting Scholar appointments are approved by the SOU Provost Office.

Borrowing Responsibilities:

A photo ID is required to check out or pick up library items. You are responsible for returning library items on time. Sign in to your library account to manage loans and requests, or contact the Circulation desk at 541-552-6860.

Loan Periods & Renewals

Eligible items will automatically renew unless requested for Course Reserves, or by another user. When the maximum loan period is reached, users will receive a courtesy email notification, and items must be returned.

SOU Owned Books: Guaranteed a minimum 3-week loan period, unless recalled for Course Reserves. Items will be automatically renewed in 3-week increments, for a maximum 90 day loan period.

SOU Owned Audio-Visual: Guaranteed minimum 6-day loan period, unless recalled for Course Reserves. Items will be automatically renewed in 6 day increments, for a maximum 12 day loan period.

Summit Books: 6-week loan period. No Renewals.

Summit Audio-Visual: 6-day loan period. No Renewals.

ILL Books: Loan periods vary, depends on lending library due date. Renewals vary.

ILL Audio-Visual: Loan periods vary. Depends on lending library due date. Renewals vary.

Course Reserves: Loan periods range from 2-hours to 1-week. No Renewals.

Overdue Fines & Replacement

We at Hannon Library want to make sure you have the maximum amount of time for library items, while minimizing overdue fines, and ensuring equitable access for other users. Please return library items on time. See the Policies page for more detailed information.

SOU Owned Books: $.50/day, per item.

SOU Owned Audio-Visual: $1.00/day, per item.

SOU Library Use Only Items: $2.00/day, per item.

Summit & ILL borrowed Books: $.50/day, per item.

Summit & ILL borrowed Audio-Visual: $1.00/day, per item

Course Reserves on hourly loan: $3.00/hour, per item.

Course Reserves on day or week loan: $2.00/day per item.

Recalled items: $2.00/day per item.

Replacement costs vary and are determined at the time of billing.

Damaged items: varies and determined at time of assessment.

Billing Service Fee: $15.00, non-refundable.