Special Collections/University Archives


Using materials

  • Special Collections is located on the 2nd floor of the Hannon Library (LIB 209).
  • Hours for use are limited and vary throughout the year.
  • Visitors will be asked to sign a visitor register.
  • To use materials in the supervised reading room, visitors will first complete the request form and leave a photo I.D. with the attendant.
  • Users will leave book bags, coats, backpacks, etc. in a Special Collections locker.
  • Use of items is limited to two books or one box at a time.
  • Researchers may use pencils only when taking notes.
  • Photocopying or scanning ($10.00 fee, plus $0.25 per impression) is done by library staff if it will not damage the original. Photocopies or scans will be ready within three business days.


If you have materials that you want to donate to Special Collections or University Archives, please contact Kate Cleland-Sipfle at clelandk@sou.edu or at 541-552-6839.


Many of the collections and individual items in Hannon Library Special Collections / University Archives may be protected by copyright law (Title 17, United States Code). Special Collections may provide photocopies or other reproductions for private study, scholarship, and research in accordance with exceptions to copyright law for libraries. Special Collections staff cannot offer legal guidance or assistance in obtaining permission to publish copyrighted material. We will, however, be happy to help locate appropriate contact information when possible.

Materials published prior to January 1, 1923 may be in the public domain, or no longer protected by copyright law, in the United States. Special Collections claims no intellectual property ownership rights over these materials or photographs and scans made of these materials. If reproducing material obtained through Special Collections we request that you cite Hannon Library’s Special Collections as the holding institution. The citation for Special Collections materials is: [Item], Special Collections, Hannon Library, Southern Oregon University.

It is the responsibility of the user to observe applicable copyright laws as well as any applicable exemptions. If a researcher makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction of a copyrighted work for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that researcher may be liable for copyright infringement.

Patrons will defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Special Collections, Hannon Library, and Southern Oregon University, its officers, employees, and agents against all claims, demands, costs, and expenses, including attorneys’ fees incurred by copyright infringement or any other legal or regulatory cause of action arising from the use of Tampa Library Special Collections materials.

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