While you can no longer receive in-person tutoring in Hannon Library, students can now get free math, science, and writing tutoring from the comfort of their homes. Hannon Library’s fantastic tutors are taking virtual appointments, and you can schedule one today. The same tutoring services that were available in-person last term are now available to you online. 

One-on-One and Group Zoom Sessions

Writing tutoring sessions are still one-on-one, and tutoring sessions for math will function in small groups with up to three students. To schedule a tutoring appointment and learn more about tutoring services, visit our Tutoring Services LibGuide. This spring, tutoring sessions will be conducted primarily over Zoom. Our tutors may share a special whiteboard screen with you during your session to do demonstrations and solve problems. 

Schedule a Tutoring Session

Our tutors will work with your schedule, so open up TutorTrac, search for availability, and select a time that works for you to book an appointment. Check out this video to learn how to schedule an appointment in TutorTrack. Do you need some help on short notice? You can book a tutoring session up to 15 minutes before an appointment is set to start. Book up to 5 appointments within a two-week period, with appointments 30 or 60 minutes in duration. 

We ask that you consider your availability carefully before booking online appointments. If you need to cancel your appointment, please do so at least 12 hours in advance. Cancelations made less than 12 hours in advance will be marked as a missed appointment. After an individual has missed three appointments within a single term, they will be blocked from booking online appointments until they speak with the Coordinator of Library Student Support Services.

Hannon Library on a Spring Day

Southern Oregon University is working proactively with local and state health agencies to protect the health and well-being of all students and employees. Due to the effects of COVID-19, Hannon Library hours are reduced during Spring Term and restricted to SOU students, faculty, and staff. You can still swing by the library if you need to, but make sure you check out our hours first and remember to bring your SOU ID because you’ll have to scan it for entry. 

In-Person Services

Please note that our in-person services at Hannon Library are different while the university is delivering classes remotely. You can visit Hannon Library to do the following:

  • Check out books and tech
  • Use Hannon Library’s computer lab
  • Visit Special Collections if you have a scheduled appointment
  • Use Course Reserves

If you visit the library, we ask that you commit to the following: 

  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Cover a cough or sneeze with a tissue or your elbow
  • Practice social distancing by remaining six feet apart from other patrons and library staff

SOU also encourages those who are able to wear cloth face coverings as a voluntary measure to help prevent community spread of the novel coronavirus. 

Online Services

Many of our resources and services will be available online this term. During Research Services hours, our chat service will continue to be available. Please feel free to use our Ask a Librarian service at other hours. If you have a specific research question, you can try looking for the Research Guide most appropriate to your topic and contact that librarian. 

Our Tech Help desk will be available via chat service from 8 am to 7 pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and from 8 am to 5 pm on Thursday and Friday. They can help you with remote issues like troubleshooting your Zoom setup in addition to formatting questions for Microsoft, Google Suite, and Adobe CC products.

While our in-person Tutoring Center will be closed to everyone, online tutoring in math and science will be available beginning Wednesday, April 8, 2020. Online tutoring in writing will begin Sunday, April 12, 2020. To book an appointment online and learn more about our free tutoring services, visit our Tutoring LibGuide.   

Temporarily Suspended Services

Borrowing from Summit (requesting books from 39 other libraries in the Pacific Northwest) has been suspended for the term. However, you are still able to request items that are owned by Hannon Library, and they will be held for you at the Access Services desk on the first floor.

The reservation and use of Hannon Library’s study rooms have been suspended for the term so that we can comply with social distancing measures mandated by the Governor’s executive orders.

The Government Publications office is also closed, but you can check out our guide to accessing government documents during Spring Term

For questions about the availability of other services, please contact library@sou.edu.


US Capitol Building on Bright Blue Background

SOU students, faculty, and staff that would like to access Government Documents can do so at this time either through in-person pick-up or online access. 

While the Government Publications office is currently closed to maintain social distancing, patrons that need help finding a physical Government Document can fill out a form in front of the Government Publications office and place it in the basket near the office’s service window. The Government Publications staff will find the document for you to pick up later. 

Access to online Government Information is available as usual through our Hannon Library research guide, https://libguides.sou.edu/federal/

The image is a screenshot of the Hannon Library Federal Government Information LibGuide. A photo of the Governement Information Librarian, Dotty Ormes, is shown on the right.


Due to COVID-19, Hannon Library is closed to the public and therefore not able to provide public access to physical items in our Federal Depository Library Collection. However, the public can still access online Government Information from home using the library research guide, https://libguides.sou.edu/federal/

We apologize for the inconvenience, and we will provide full access again as soon as possible. In the meantime, you may contact Dotty Ormes via email (ormesd@sou.edu) for additional help with Government Information.